Olomouc, Czechia, June 12, 2016 - When Canada and Bulgaria meet on the last competition day of the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix 2016 tournament in Czechia, the North Americans will be looking for their first victory of the season, while the southern Europeans will be rehearsing for next week's Group 2 finals they are hosting in Varna.
• This will be the second match between Canada and Bulgaria at the World Grand Prix.
• On 4 July 2015, Canada beat Bulgaria 3-2 (18-25, 25-14, 25-14, 20-25, 15-13).
• These teams also met at the 2014 World Championship, when Bulgaria won 3-0 in the first round.
• Canada are on a seven-match losing streak at the World Grand Prix since a 3-1 win over Argentina on 10 July 2015.
• Canada's record losing streak is in the competition is nine, registered in their first nine World Grand Prix matches (2003-2014).
• Canada have lost their last four matches in the competition without winning a set. They had never lost more than two consecutive matches in straight sets at the World Grand Prix.
• Canada have won four matches at the World Grand Prix of which one came against Bulgaria.
• Marisa Field scored three of her seven points against Dominican Republic from stuff blocks.
• Bulgaria beat Czech Republic 3-1 on 11 June.
• They have now won four of their five matches at the 2016 World Grand Prix, losing only to Dominican Republic (3-0).
• Bulgaria won three of their last four World Grand Prix matches against NORCECA teams, but lost their most recent one against Dominican Republic on 10 June.
• They can lose back-to-back World Grand Prix matches against NORCECA opponents for the second time in team history, after consecutive losses to Dominican Republic and United States in 2013.