Puerto Rico hope to stay unbeaten in 2016 Grand Prix


Wloclawek, Poland, June 11, 2016 - Puerto Rico are on a four-match winning streak in the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix 2016 and will do their best to extend it over their game with Argentina, which have not won any of their last three matches.

• Puerto Rico have won both matches against Argentina at the World Grand Prix: 3-1 in 2012 and 3-0 in 2014.
• Only against Poland (5) have Puerto Rico won more than two matches at the World Grand Prix.
• The last other major tournament at which these teams met was the 2002 World Championship. Puerto Rico won 3-2. 

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• Puerto Rico are on a four-match winning streak at the World Grand Prix. Only once they had a longer run of wins: six in 2014.
• Puerto Rico's last loss at the World Grand Prix was their final match of 2015: 3-1 to Czech Republic. 
• Puerto Rico have now won 17 of their last 24 World Grand Prix matches after winning only four of their 35 matches prior to this run.

• Argentina have lost eight of their last nine World Grand Prix matches. The only exception in this span was the opening match of their 2016 campaign when they beat Kenya 3-0. 
• Argentina have lost their last five World Grand Prix matches that went to five sets, including Friday’s defeat against Poland.
• Argentina have won at least one set in each of their last four World Grand Prix matches, which equals their longest streak, set in 2012 (4) and 2014-2015 (4). Another set-winning effort would give them an outright record.
• Argentina’s last five straight-set defeats came against CEV-nations. The last team from outside Europe to do this against Argentina was Puerto Rico in July 2014.


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