Netherlands eye fifth straight-set win to break 2010 record


Nagoya, Japan, October 8, 2018 - The Netherlands are facing the Dominican Republic and are aiming to claim their fifth straight-set win in the 2018 FIVB Volleyball World Championship to break their 2010 record of four.

• Netherlands and Dominican Republic have met 10 times at world level major competitions (Olympic Games, World Championship, World Cup, World Grand Prix, Grand Champions Cup and Nations League).
• Dominican Republic won their first world level major competition encounter in straight sets at the 1974 World Championship, but Netherlands have won each of their nine meetings since.
• Netherlands have only won more world level major encounters against Germany (13, including West and East Germany) and Japan (10), than versus Dominican Republic (9).
• After their encounter in 1974, these countries also met at the World Championships in 1978 (3-1 Netherlands win) and 1998 (3-0 Netherlands win).

• Netherlands are one of four teams with a 100% winning record at the 2018 World Championship, together with Serbia, United States and Italy.
• Netherlands have won their last seven matches at the World Championship, already their longest winning streak in the competition.
• Netherlands have not conceded a set in their last four World Championship fixtures, already their longest such streak in the tournament.
• Netherlands could register seven wins at a single World Championship for the first time. In 2006 they had six wins.
• Netherlands could claim five straight-set victories at a single World Championship for the first time. They had four in 2010.
• Lonneke Slöetjes leads her team in terms of scoring in this tournament with 103 points.

Dominican Republic
• After falling to Japan in five sets on Sunday, Dominican Republic have three wins and three defeats in their 2018 World Championship campaign.
• Dominican Republic have played eight five-setters at the 2014 and 2018 World Championships combined. They won the first four and lost the following four.
• Dominican Republic have only won more World Championship matches in 2014 (7) than in 2018.
• Dominican Republic's three straight-set victories in this edition are already a nation record at a single World Championship.
• Yonkaira Paola Peña Isabel leads her team in terms of scoring on 71 points.


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