Peru aim at keeping up perfect record with another win against Croatia


Almaty, Kazakhstan, June 15, 2016 - Unbeaten Peru will try to extend their winning streak in FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix 2016 by repeating their victory over Croatia as they meet in the first Group 3 semifinal in Kazakhstan.

• On 12 June Peru beat Croatia 3-1 in their first ever World Grand Prix meeting.
• Peru outspiked Croatia 58 to 46, but had fewer blocks (3 to 6) and fewer serve points (8 to 10) than their opponents.
• Peru's Angela Leyva became top scorer with 26 points, one more than Croatia's Samanta Fabris.
• Apart from the World Grand Prix, these team's most recent meeting at a major tournament came in 1999 at the World Cup when Croatia won 3-1.

• Peru are on a six-match winning streak at the World Grand Prix, a record for the team.
• Their last loss came back in their final match of the 2015 season, 3-1 to Kenya.
• That loss to Kenya is Peru's only loss in their last 10 World Grand Prix matches. 
• Peru have won two of 12 World Grand Prix matches against CEV teams, the 3-1 win over Croatia on 12 June and the 3-1 win over Netherlands in 1994.
• Angela Leyva has scored most points in Group 3 at this year's World Grand Prix: 144. 

• Croatia's loss against Peru ended a five-match winning streak for the team. It was their first loss of their 2016 World Grand Prix campaign.
• They can now lose consecutive World Grand Prix matches for the first time since a run of six defeats in 2015. 
• Croatia won the first set of their match against Peru. They had won their five previous matches in which they claimed the first set, since a 3-1 loss to Puerto Rico in 2015 after going 1-0 up.


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