Leyva rules at the net to give Peru third victory


Peru during the anthem ahead of another successful match, against Algeria

Algiers, Algeria, June 5, 2016 – For the third match in a row, 19-year-old wing spiker Angela Leyva top scored for Peru as the world No. 21 recorded their third win from as many matches with a comfortable 3-0 (25-12, 25-13, 25-12) win over hosts Algeria.

After scoring 31 points against Kazakhstan in Peru’s first match, Leyva, who was the top scorer in last year's World Grand Prix Group 3, scored another 23 against Mexico on Saturday before top scoring again with 16 points against Algeria as Peru have started the FIVB World Grand Prix Group 3 with maximum points.

For Algeria, it was their third loss from as many matches in the 2016 FIVB World Grand Prix, while Peru finishes the weekend with three wins. In their first-ever encounter in World Grand Prix, Peru showed its strength over the hosting team, winning in straight sets. Both teams have met last time in 2010 at the World Championship when Peru also claimed the match 3-0. Leyva yet again proved to be one of Peru's strongest weapons, leading in scoring in attack and block with 12 spikes, 3 blocks and an ace. 

Peru dominated the match from the first minutes with powerful attack over Algeria. the hosts couldn't respond well and Peru closed the first set at 25-12. 

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Peru continued their great performance throughout the second set, with more elements playing a key role in taking advantage over Algeria. Pool A3 winners scored 16 points in block, as oppose to Algeria who scored 5 in total. The second set finished at 25-13 for Peru. 

The last set followed the scenario of the previous two. Algeria made overall 18 errors in the match, but Peru wasn't shy in this statistics either, giving Algeria 12 points off their own errors. Hosts couldn't find the answer at any point of the match, failing to win any set. Peru sealed the deal at 25-12 in the last set. 


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