Peru looking to bounce back against Cuba in World Grand Prix


Pool P: Peru - Cuba (4 July)
· Peru and Cuba will meet at the World Grand Prix for the fifth time. Cuba won their first two meetings in straight sets in1994 and 2011. Peru was victorious twice in last year's competition: 3-0 and 3-2.
· Those two wins for Peru were their first victories against Cuba in 21 meetings at major competitions: seven at the World Cup, six at the world championships, four at the Olympic Games and four at the World Grand Prix.
· Peru are currently in 23rd place on the FIVB World Ranking. Cuba are 26th.

· After winning all three matches in the opening weekend of this year's World Grand Prix, Peru lost in straight sets to Colombia on Friday.
· Last year, they also lost their first match in Trujillo, but bounced back with a win against today's opponents Cuba in their second match (3-0).
· Their three wins in 2015 are just one short of their combined number of wins in their previous three World Grand Prix seasons: four in 27 matches.
· After four matches, Angela Leyva (61 points) is only trailing Cuba's Melissa Teresa Vargas Abreu (71) in Group 3 as most prolific scorer.

· Cuba claimed their third win from four matches in the 2015 World Grand Prix after beating Kazakhstan in straight sets on Friday.
· Cuba's last seven victories in the competition all came in straight sets.
· Cuba have won at least one set in each of their last eight matches in the World Grand Prix.
· Melissa Teresa Vargas Abreu has scored 23 points in each of her last two matches.  After four matches in the competition, she is leading Group 3 in terms of scoring with 71 points.


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