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Brazil, China, USA and Netherlands keep 4-0 win-records

 
Lausanne, Switzerland, July 11, 2015 – Brazil, China and USA maintained their win streak in Group 1, while the Netherlands remain as the sole undefeated team in Group 2 on the third week of the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix.

Key Points

• Brazil kept a spotless win-record in Pool D as they reigned in their home turf against Belgium.
• China sit on top of Pool E with an undefeated record.
• USA opened Pool F with a 3-0 win to maintain their perfect record in the tournament.
• Netherlands are undefeated in Group 2.
• Bulgaria slightly gained edge over Puerto Rico in Pool M standings after both squads endured their tie-breaks.

In Group 1, Brazil overwhelmed Belgium with a straight-set (25-17, 25-16, 25-14) home win in Sao Paulo, while Thailand also made an impressive 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-16) win in Pool D over Germany. In Pool E, China defeated the Dominican Republic 3-0 (25-15, 25-12, 25-18), while Italy gave Japan a 3-2 (25-15, 23-25, 25-27, 26-24, 15-12) home defeat in Saitama. Serbia avoided a fifth set with a 3-1 (25-18, 21-25, 25-14, 27-25) win against hosts Turkey, while USA remained unbeaten as they thumped hosts Russia 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-19) in Kaliningrad.

Meanwhile, in Group 2, the Netherlands took advantage of Poland’s second team with a 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-15) win, while Canada trounced Argentina 3-1 (22-25, 25-23, 25-14, 31-29) in Pool L. Pool M action in Samokov produced double tie-break matches, with Puerto Rico showing great determination to outlast Czech Republic 3-2 (25-20, 25-22, 19-25, 13-25, 18-16), and hosts Bulgaria bouncing back to endure Croatia 3-2 (25-18, 23-25, 21-25, 25-22, 15-12).

Top scoring performances
• 33 – Karina Ocasio of Puerto Rico v Czech Republic (July 10)
• 31 – Melissa Vargas of Cuba v Colombia (July 5)
• 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 – Karina Ocasio of Puerto Rico v Bulgaria (July 5)
• 26 – Mercy Moim of Kenya v Algeria (July 5)
• 25 – Nataliya Goncharova of Russia v China (July 5)
• 25 - Neriman Ozsoy of Turkey v USA (July 4)
• 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 – 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 - 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)
• 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 – Bulgaria v Puerto Rico (July 5)
• 106 – Algeria v Australia (July 3)
• 106 – Kenya v Mexico (June 27)
• 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)
• 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – Kenya v Algeria (July 5)
• 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 – Croatia v Bulgaria (July 10)
• 17 – Poland v Canada (July 5)
• 17 - Mexico v Algeria (July 4)
• 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 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 - 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 – Jennifer Alvarez of Cuba v Kazakhstan (July 3)
• 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 – 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)

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, 30-28 (July 10)

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

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