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Karsta Lowe leads USA to its 12th consecutive victory

 
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 11, 2016 – Several winning streaks continued at the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix on Saturday. Puerto Rico, Croatia and Peru won their fifth consecutive Grand Prix matches, while the United States won its 12th consecutive match overall.

Match Centres 
USA beat Thailand 3-0 (25-21, 29-27, 25-23) Match Centre
China beat Germany 3-0 (25-12, 25-22, 25-16)Match Centre
Dominican Republic beat Canada 3-0 (25-16, 27-25, 25-21)Match Centre
Netherlands beat Turkey 3-0 (27-25, 25-21, 25-22) Match Centre
Puerto Rico beat Argentina 3-1 (30-28, 22-25, 25-16, 25-22) Match Centre
Bulgaria beat Czech Republic 3-1 (25-22, 25-16, 23-25, 25-19)Match Centre
Russia beat Belgium 3-0 (25-20, 25-15, 25-16) Match Centre
Poland beat Kenya 3-0 (25-18, 25-10, 25-14)Match Centre
Croatia beat Algeria 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-15) Match Centre
Kazakhstan beat Mexico 3-1 (25-20, 25-18, 26-28, 25-20) Match Centre
Peru beat Cuba 3-2 (25-14, 23-25, 20-25, 25-19, 15-6) Match Centre
Colombia beat Australia 3-0 (25-17, 25-20, 25-15) Match Centre





The United States won its 12th consecutive match by defeating Thailand 3-0 (25-21, 29-27, 25-23). Karsta Lowe, the 2015 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Most Valuable Player, scored a game-high 16 points, including 15 spikes.
 

Netherlands coach Giovanni Guidetti said that his team made it “too easy” for Turkey, but the Netherlands still triumphed 3-0 (27-25, 25-21, 25-22). Lonneke Sloetjes was the top scorer with 15 points.


China defeated Germany 3-0 (25-12, 25-22, 25-16), led by Zhu Ting. She was her team’s main attacking weapon with 11 spikes and two blocks, and she led her team in scoring for the second consecutive night.


Puerto Rico won its fifth match in a row, but it took two hours and four hard-fought sets. Karina Ocasio, who had 26 points, including three service aces, stood out for Puerto Rico.


The Dominican Republic defeated Canada 3-0 (25-16, 27-25, 25-21), led by 17 points from Bethania De La Cruz. According to Dominican Republic coach Marcos Kwiek, his team won because the “started serving better.”


Croatia won its fifth consecutive match, with Karla Klaric leading all scorers with 20 points. Croatia coach Aksentijevic Miroslav said that he took a risk by playing with younger players.


Peru won its fifth consecutive match after coming from behind to defeat Cuba 3-2 (25-14, 23-25, 20-25, 25-19, 15-6). Angela Leyva recorded 28 points, leading all scorers on June 11.

Player statistics Group 1 Group 2 Group 3

Top Scorer by Day 
31 - Angela Leyva of Peru v Kazakhstan on June 3 
25 - Bethania De La Cruz De Peña of Dominican Republic v Argentina on June 4 
29 – Berenika Tomsia of Poland v Puerto Rico on June 5 
20 - Sarina Koga of Japan v Serbia on June 9
31 – Berenika Tomsia of Poland v Argentina on June 10
28 – Angela Leyva of Peru v Cuba on June 11

Top Scoring Performances 
31 - Angela Leyva of Peru v Kazakhstan on June 3 
31 – Berenika Tomsia of Poland v Argentina on June 10
29 – Berenika Tomsia of Poland v Puerto Rico on June 5
28 – Angela Leyva of Peru v Cuba on June 11
26 – Karina Ocasio of Puerto Rico v Argentina on June 11
26 – Heidy Rodriguez Lopez of Cuba v Colombia on June 5 
26 - Emiliya Nikolova of Bulgaria v Dominican Republic on June 3 

Top Individual Serving Performances 
7 – Karla Klaric of Croatia v Algeria on June 11
6 – Ana Grejman of Poland v Canada on June 3 
5 – Martyna Grajber of Poland v Argentina on June 10
5 – Yael Castiglione of Argentina v Dominican Republic on June 4 
4 – Aydinlar Nursevil of Turkey v Belgium on June 10

Top Team Serving Performances 
13 – Croatia v Cuba on June 3 
12 – Kazakhstan v Algeria on June 4 
11- Poland v Argentina on June 10
9 – Croatia v Algeria on June 11
9 – Peru v Cuba on June 11
9 – Bulgaria v Argentina on June 5 

Top Individual Blocking Performances 
7 – Cristina Chirichella of Italy v Serbia on June 10
7 - Fabiana Claudino of Brazil v Italy on June 9
7 – Daimara Lescay Cajigal of Cuba v Colombia on June 5
7 - Candida Estefany Arias Perez of Dominican Republic v Bulgaria on June 3 
6 – Christa Harmotto Dietzen of United States v Thailand on June 11
6 – Heidy Casanova Alvarez of Cuba v Peru on June 11
6 – Daimara Lescay Cajigal of Cuba v Peru on June 11
6 – Julieta Lascano of Argentina v Poland on June 10

Top Team Blocking Performances 
19 – Cuba v Peru on June 11
19 – Italy v Serbia on June 10
18 – Poland v Czech Republic on June 4
17 - Brazil v Italy on June 9
16 – Poland v Argentina on June 10
16 – Poland v Canada on June 3 
16 – Peru v Algeria on June 5 

Highest Scoring Sets 
31-29 – Serbia v Italy on June 10
31-29 – Japan v Serbia on June 9
30-28 – Puerto Rico v Argentina on June 11
30-28 – Canada v Poland on June 3 
29-27 – United States v Thailand on June 11

Highest Scoring Matches 
211 – Poland v Argentina 3-2 (25-23, 24-26, 25-15, 23-25, 15-10) on June 10
213 – Puerto Rico v Poland 3-2 (18-25, 25-23, 15-25, 28-26, 15-13) on June 5 
206 - Dominican Republic v Argentina 3-2 (22-25, 25-16, 25-16, 25-15, 23-25, 16-14) on June 4 
202 – Bulgaria v Dominican Republic 3-2 (23-25, 25-20, 25-18, 17-25) on June 3

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