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Mexico outplays Australia in Group 3


AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico, July 7, 2017 – Rachel Rourke’s 28 points for Australia were in vain on Friday as Mexico rallied from a first-set loss to overcome their opponents 3-1 (22-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-23) in a tight Group 3 match in Mexico.


Libeth Sainz packed in two aces, four blocks and 13 kills for Mexico and she was supported by Andrea Rangel and Dulce Carranza who had 14 points apiece.


Also in Aguascalientes, Hungary made a winning debut against Trinidad and Tobago 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-16) at Poliforum Cultural y Deportivo Universitario Morelos on Friday.

Szakmary led Hungary in attacks as she scored 12 points of her 13 points from the flank, while Sinead Jack top scored for Trinidad and Tobago with nine points.


In Chiclayo, Peru, Angela Leyva rose to the occasion when they hosted Puerto Rico at Coliseo Cerrado de Chiclayo on Friday, to post a 3-1 (17-25, 25-15, 25-19, 25-21) win in Group 2 competition.

Leyva was held by the Puerto Rican defenders to score only three points in the first set, but got an igniting push in the second set to finish with 23 points. Stephanie Enright and Karina Ocasio scored 14 points apiece for Puerto Rico.

In Neuquen, Argentina, Canada’s Alexa Gray scored 18 points to lead her team to a convincing 3-0 (25-18, 25-14, 25-20) victory over Argentina in Pool B2 of the FIVB World Grand Prix on Friday.

Gray was supported by Jennifer Cross and Sarah Chase who scored 11 points each. Lucia Fresco was the only Argentine player to get into double figures with 10 points.