Canada stuns Croatia in Group 2
NEUQUEN, Argentina, July 9, 2017 - Canada recovered
after losing first set and ruled out Croatia 3-1
(23-25, 25-11, 25-10, 25-18) in the very first meeting between
the two teams in the history of the FIVB World Grand Prix.
Alexa Lea Gray topped
the charts with 25 points to confirm her role as Canada's top
scorer and extending their tally in this year's Group 2 to 54
points. She was followed by Kyla
19 points while on the losing side Katarina
proved to be the best scorers.
In Chiclayo, Peru, Colombia swept Puerto Rico 3-0 (25-16, 25-12,
26-24) also in Group 2 of the competition.
Dayana Segovia led Colombia with 19 points, followed by Maria
Margarita Martinez an Giselle Pérez each with 10 points. Daly
Santana had 11 points for Puerto Rico.
In Group 3 in Aguascalientes, Mexico,
Rachel Rourke put on a serving
clinic for Australia, as they defeated Trinidad & Tobago 3-0
(25-20, 25-12, 25-23) to earn their first-ever win in the FIVB
World Grand Prix.
Rourke recorded 11 aces among her 25 points, which made her the
leading scorer of the match. Her tally was a large portion of
Australia’s 15 overall aces for the match.
Also, Hungary showed top form to extend its winning run in Pool
A3, with a 3-0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-18) win over hosts Mexico.
Greta Szakmary top scored for
Hungary for the third time with 14 points. Szakmary led the
European side on defence, as she mounted four of her team's 12
Sainz led Mexico with 10 points.