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Brazil and China persist in 3-0 and 3-1 finishes

 
Lausanne, Switzerland, July 13, 2015 – Undefeated teams Brazil and China are the only remaining teams that have lasted to complete their matches in 3-0 and 3-1 scorelines, while other unbeaten teams USA and Netherlands survived tiebreakers on the third week of the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix.

Key Points

• Brazil ruled Sao Paulo to earn nine points in Pool D.
• China dominated with a sweep of their matches in Pool E.
• Serbia gave USA a scare but was not enough to dislodge them on top of Pool F.
• Netherlands maintain clean win record in Pool L.
• Bulgaria edged Czech Republic in Pool M rankings with a better set-ratio.

In Group 1, Brazilians encountered an inspired German squad that pressured them in each set, but the former still showed its flair to secure each set and the match 3-0 (26-24, 25-22, 26-24), while the Thais gave up one set to the Belgians 3-1 (25-11, 25-23, 22-25, 25-14) in Pool D. Italy locked a 3-0 (25-13, 25-19, 25-19) win over Dominican Republic, while China dazzled Japan 3-1 (25-11, 21-25, 25-15, 25-17) in Pool E. USA survived hard-hitting Serbia 3-2 (25-18, 24-26, 30-28, 19-25, 15-9), while Russia took a 3-1 (26-24, 17-25, 25-23, 25-21) home-win over Turkey in Pool F.

In Group 2, the Netherlands overpowered Canada 3-0 (25-22, 25-16, 25-21) to stay unbeaten in Pool L, while Poland outplayed hosts Argentina 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 27-25). Czech Republic defeated Croatia 3-1 (25-12, 22-25, 25-21, 25-21), while Bulgaria stunned Puerto Rico in straight sets (28-26, 25-20, 25-15) in Pool M.

Meanwhile, Kenya
pulled off a major 3-1 (21-25, 25-17, 25-22, 25-23) upset
against Peru in the Group 3 final, while Colombia settled for third place after they stunned the hosts 3-0 (25-12, 25-22, 25-16) in Canberra.

Top scoring performances
• 33 – Karina Ocasio of Puerto Rico v Czech Republic (July 10)
• 31 – Melissa Vargas of Cuba v Colombia (July 5)
• 28 – Nataliya Goncharova of Russia v Turkey (July 12)
• 28 – Judith Pietersen of Netherlands v Argentina (July 11)
• 28 – Lonneke Sloetjes of Netherlands v Argentina (July 11)
• 28 – Sarina Koga of Japan v Italy (July 10)
• 28 – Zhu Ting of China v Russia (July 5)
• 28 - Dulce Carranza of Mexico v Algeria (July 4)
• 26 – Angela Leyva of Peru v Kenya (July 12)
• 26 – Nataliya Goncharova of Russia v Serbia (July 11)
• 26 – Karina Ocasio of Puerto Rico v Bulgaria (July 5)
• 26 – Mercy Moim of Kenya v Algeria (July 5)
• 25 – Karsta Lowe of USA v Serbia (July 12)
• 25 – Valentina Diouf of Italy v China (July 11)
• 25 – Nataliya Goncharova of Russia v China (July 5)
• 25 - Neriman Ozsoy of Turkey v USA (July 4)
• 24 – Polen Uslupehlivan of Turkey v Russia (July 11)
• 24 – Yuliya Stoyanova of Bulgaria v Czech Republic (July 11)
• 24 - Karina Ocasio of Puerto Rico v Poland (July 4)
• 24 - Tabitha Love of Canada v Bulgaria (July 4)
• 23 – Brankica Mihajlovic of Serbia v Turkey (July 10)
• 23 – Dulce Carranza of Mexico v Australia (July 5)
• 23 – Sarina Koga of Japan v Serbia (July 5)
• 23 - Karsta Lowe of USA v Turkey (July 4)
• 23 - Melissa Teresa Vargas Abreu of Cuba v Kazakhstan (July 3)
• 23 - Melissa Teresa Vargas Abreu of Cuba v Kazakhstan (June 28)
• 22 – Anne Buijs of Netherlands v Canada (July 12)
• 22 – Polen Uslupehlivan of Turkey v Russia (July 12)
• 22 – Onuma Sittirak of Thailand v Germany (July 12)
• 22 – Mercy Moim of Kenya v Peru (July 12)
• 22 – Margareta Kozuch of Germany v Belgium (July 11)
• 22 – Tabitha Love of Canada v Argentina (July 10)
• 22 – Onuma Sittirak of Thailand v Germany (July 10)
• 22 – Krista Vansant of USA v Belgium (July 5)
• 22 – Marta Drpa of Serbia v Japan (July 5)
• 22 - Andrea Rangel of Mexico v Algeria (July 4)
• 22 - Eva Yaneva of Bulgaria v Canada (July 4)
• 22 – Judith Pietersen of Netherlands v Czech Republic (June 26)
• 22 – Angela Leyva of Peru v Kenya (June 26)
• 21 – Silvana Chausheva of Bulgaria v Puerto Rico (July 12)
• 21 – Helena Havelkova of Czech Republic v Croatia (July 12)
• 21 – Kimberly Hill of USA v Turkey (July 11)
• 21 - Zhu Ting of China v Germany (July 4)
• 21 - Safia Boukhima of Algeria v Mexico (July 4)
• 20 – Angela Leyva of Peru v Colombia (June 27)
• 20 – Andrea Rangel of Mexico v Kenya (June 27)
• 20 – Nataliya Goncharova of Russia v Germany (July 3)

Top scoring performances by team
• 114 – Italy v Japan (July 10)
• 113 – USA v Serbia (July 12)
• 111 – Netherlands v Argentina (July 11)
• 108 – Bulgaria v Croatia (July 10)
• 108 – Czech Republic v Puerto Rico (July 10)
• 108 – Puerto Rico v Bulgaria (July 5)
• 108 – Kenya v Algeria (July 5)
• 108 - Mexico v Algeria (July 4)
• 106 – Serbia v USA (July 12)
• 106 – Bulgaria v Puerto Rico (July 5)
• 106 – Algeria v Australia (July 3)
• 106 – Kenya v Mexico (June 27)
• 105 – Serbia v Russia (July 11)
• 104 – Argentina v Netherlands (July 11)
• 103 – Russia v Serbia (July 11)
• 103 – Canada v Argentina (July 10)
• 103 – Japan v Italy (July 10)
• 103 - Cuba v Kazakhstan (June 28)
• 103 – Thailand v Serbia (July 3)
• 102 – Croatia v Bulgaria (July 10)
• 101 – Czech Republic v Bulgaria (July 11)
• 101 – Bulgaria v Czech Republic (July 11)
• 100 – Puerto Rico v Czech Republic (July 10)
• 100 – Australia v Algeria (July 3)
• 100 – USA v Italy (July 3)
• 100 – Serbia v Thailand (July 3)
• 99 - Kazakhstan v Cuba (June 28)
• 94 – Peru v Colombia (June 27)
• 92 – Mexico v Kenya (June 27)

Top blocking performances
• 10 – Zuzanna Efimienko of Poland v Canada (July 5)
• 9 – Agnieszka Kakolewska of Poland v Bulgaria (July 3)
• 9 - Daymara Lescay Cajigal of Cuba v Kazakhstan (June 28)
• 7 – Tetori Dixon of USA v Serbia (July 12)
• 7 – Sophie Godfrey of Australia v Kenya (July 11)
• 7 – Jaimie Thiebeault of Canada v Argentina (July 10)
• 7 - Ruth Jepngetich of Kenya v Algeria (July 5)
• 7 - Ruth Jepngetich of Kenya v Australia (July 4)
• 7 – Katarina Osadchuk of Australia v Algeria (July 3)
• 7 – Ivonne Daniela Montano of Colombia v Peru (June 27)
• 6 – Lucille Charuk of Canada v Netherlands (July 12)
• 6 – Wiebke Silge of Germany v Brazil (July 12)
• 6 – Ivonne Daniela Montano of Colombia v Australia (July 12)
• 6 – Yvon Belien of Netherlands v Argentina (July 11)
• 6 – Milena Rasic of Serbia v Russia (July 11)
• 6 – Milena Rasic of Serbia v Turkey (July 10)
• 6 – Cristina Chirichella of Italy v Japan (July 10)
• 6 – Alena Rojas of Cuba v Colombia (July 5)
• 6 - Zuzzanna Efimienko of Poland v Puerto Rico (July 4)
• 6 - Sharice Marcelle of Canada v Bulgaria
• 6 - Mira Todorova of Bulgaria v Canada (July 4)
• 6 - Ana Carolina Da Silva of Brazil v Serbia (July 4)
• 5 – Aleksandra Sikorska of Poland v Argentina (July 12)
• 5 – Kubra Akman of Turkey v Russia (July 12)
• 5 – Mira Todorova of Bulgaria v Puerto Rico (July 12)
• 5 – Yang Junjing of China v Japan (July 12)
• 5 – Ruth Jepngetich of Kenya v Peru (July 12)
• 5 – Yael Castiglione of Argentina v Netherlands (July 11)
• 5 – Clarivet Yilescas of Peru v Colombia (July 11)
• 5 – Everlyn Makuto of Kenya v Australia (July 11)
• 5 – Laura Heyman of Belgium v Germany (July 11)
• 5 – Joyce Silva of Brazil v Thailand (July 11)
• 5 – Gabriela Koeva of Bulgaria v Czech Republic (July 11)
• 5 – Tamara Susic of Croatia v Puerto Rico (July 11)
• 5 – Karina Ocasio of Puerto Rico v Croatia (July 11)
• 5 – Lucille Charuk of Canada v Argentina (July 10)
• 5 – Dana Cranston of Canada v Argentina (July 10)
• 5 – Michaela Mlejnkova of Czech Republic v Puerto Rico (July 10)
• 5 – Sophie Godfrey of Australia v Mexico (July 5)
• 5 – Yuan Xinyue of China v Russia (July 5)
• 5 – Juciely Cristina Barreto of Brazil v Thailand (July 5)
• 5 – Marie Scholzel of Germany v Dominican Republic (July 5)
• 5 – Samanta Fabris of Croatia v Mexico (July 3)
• 5 – Ruth Jepngetich of Kenya v Mexico (July 3)
• 5 – Ana Carolina da Silva of Brazil v Japan (July 3)
• 5 – Mina Popovic of Serbia v Thailand (July 3)
• 5 - Cindy Maria Ramirez of Colombia v Kenya (June 28)
• 5 – Sana Anarkulova of Kazakhstan v Australia (June 27)

Top blocking performances by team
• 25 – Canada v Argentina (July 10)
• 21 – Italy v Japan (July 10)
• 21 – Poland v Bulgaria (July 3)
• 20 – Brazil v Thailand (July 11)
• 20 – Kenya v Algeria (July 5)
• 19 – Argentina v Netherlands (July 11)
• 19 – Czech Republic v Puerto Rico (July 10)
• 19 – Puerto Rico v Bulgaria (July 5)
• 18 – Serbia v Turkey (July 10)
• 18 - Canada v Bulgaria (July 4)
• 17 – Kenya v Peru (July 12)
• 17 – Netherlands v Argentina (July 11)
• 17 – Croatia v Bulgaria (July 10)
• 17 – Poland v Canada (July 5)
• 17 - Mexico v Algeria (July 4)
• 16 – Serbia v USA (July 12)
• 16 – Italy v Dominican Republic (July 12)
• 16 – Czech Republic v Bulgaria (July 11)
• 16 – Argentina v Canada (July 10)
• 16 – Germany v Dominican Republic (July 5)
• 16 - Russia v Dominican Republic (July 4)
• 16 – Algeria v Australia (July 3)
• 16 – Brazil v Japan (July 3)
• 16 – Colombia v Peru (June 27)
• 15 – Brazil v Germany (July 12)
• 15 – China v Japan (July 12)
• 15 – Brazil v Belgium (July 10)
• 15 – Turkey v Serbia (July 10)
• 15 – China v Russia (July 5)
• 15 - Puerto Rico v Poland (July 4)
• 15 – Serbia v Thailand (July 3)
• 15 – Peru v Colombia (June 27)
• 14 – USA v Serbia (July 12)
• 14 – Kenya v Australia (July 11)
• 14 – Russia v Serbia (July 11)
• 14 - Bulgaria v Czech Republic (July 11)
• 14 - Bulgaria v Canada (July 4)
• 14 - Kenya v Australia (July 4)
• 14 – Russia v Germany (July 3)
• 14 – Italy v USA (July 3)
• 13 – USA v Italy (July 3)
• 13 - Cuba v Kazakhstan (June 28)
• 13 – Mexico v Kenya (June 27)
• 13 – Kazakhstan v Australia (June 27)

Top serving performances
• 7 – Aleksandra Sikorska of Poland v Argentina (July 12)
• 7 – Jennifer Alvarez of Cuba v Kazakhstan (July 3)
• 5 – Kimberly Hill of USA v Turkey (July 11)
• 5 – Caterina Bosetti of Italy v China (July 11)
• 5 – Jennifer Lundquist of Canada v Argentina (July 10)
• 5 – Stephanie Enright of Puerto Rico v Bulgaria (July 5)
• 5 – Michaela Mjlenkova of Czech Republic v Argentina (July 5)
• 5 - Carla Rueda of Peru v Cuba (July 4)
• 5 – Melissa Vargas of Cuba v Kazakhstan (July 3)
• 5 – Angela Leyva of Peru v Kenya (June 26)

Top serving performances by team
• 11 – Canada v Argentina (July 10)
• 11 – Algeria v Kenya (July 5)
• 10 – Argentina v Canada (July 10)
• 10 – Croatia v Bulgaria (July 10)
• 10 – China v Dominican Republic (July 10)
• 10 – Colombia v Cuba (July 5)
• 10 – Czech Republic v Argentina (July 5)
• 10 – Cuba v Kazakhstan (July 3)
• 10 - Kazakhstan v Cuba (June 28)
• 9 – China v Japan (July 12)
• 9 – Bulgaria v Croatia (July 10)
• 9 – Puerto Rico v Bulgaria (July 5)
• 9 – Poland v Canada (July 5)
• 9 - Cuba v Kazakhstan (June 28)
• 9 – Cuba v Algeria (June 27)
• 9 – Cuba v Australia (June 26)
• 9 – Kenya v Mexico (June 27)

Highest scorer by round
• Day 1: 22 – Angela Leyva of Peru v Kenya (June 26)
• Day 2: 20 – Andrea Rangel of Mexico v Kenya (June 27);  Angela Leyva of Peru v Colombia (June 27)
• Day 3: 23 - Melissa Teresa Vargas Abreu of Cuba v Kazakhstan (June 28)
• Day 4: 23 – Melissa Teresa Vargas Abreu of Cuba v Kazakhstan (July 3)
• Day 5: 28 - Dulce Carranza of Mexico v Algeria (July 4)
• Day 6: 31 – Melissa Vargas of Cuba v Colombia (July 5)
• Day 7: 33 – Karina Ocasio of Puerto Rico v Czech Republic (July 10)
• Day 8: 27 – Judith Pietersen and Lonneke Sloetjes of Netherlands v Argentina (July 11)
• Day 9: 28 – Nataliya Goncharova of Russia v Turkey (July 12)

Highest set score
• Day 1: Kazakhstan v Algeria, 25-23; Peru v Kenya, 25-23 (June 26)
• Day 2: Peru v Colombia, 25-22 (June 27)
• Day 3: Kazakhstan v Cuba, 26-24 (June 28)
• Day 4: Brazil v Japan, 27-25 (July 3)
• Day 5: Peru v Cuba, 25-23 (July 4)
• Day 6: Japan v Serbia, 28-26; Poland v Canada, 28-26 (July 5)
• Day 7: Canada v Argentina, 31-29 (July 10)
• Day 8: Argentina v Netherlands, 28-26 (July 11)
• Day 9: USA v Serbia, 30-28 (July 12)

Highest scoring matches
• Day 1: Kazakhstan v Algeria (June 26) (25-22, 25-17, 25-20) – 135 
• Day 2: Mexico v Kenya (June 27) (16-25, 25-20, 25-21, 17-25, 9-15) – 198 
• Day 3: Kazakhstan v Cuba (June 28) (25-16, 12-25, 26-24, 21-25, 25-13) – 212 
• Day 4: Algeria v Australia (July 3) (25-18, 25-23, 21-25, 20-25, 15-10) – 207 
• Day 5: Mexico v Algeria (July 4) (25-20, 22-25, 25-14, 21-25, 15-13) – 205
• Day 6: Puerto Rico v Bulgaria (July 5) (19-25, 25-27, 25-20, 25-18, 14-16) – 214
• Day 7: Japan v Italy (July 10) (15-25, 25-23, 27-25, 24-26, 12-15) – 217
• Day 8: Argentina v Netherlands (July 11) (21-25, 18-25, 25-20, 28-26, 15-12) – 215
• Day 9: Serbia v USA (July 12) (18-25, 26-24, 28-30, 25-19, 9-15) - 219

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