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Puerto Rico finished undefeated at home


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, July 16, 2017 – Karina Ocasio scored 25 as Puerto Rico won a back-and-forth match 3-2 (26-24, 22-25, 25-18, 33-35, 15-7) over Bulgaria in FIVB World Grand Prix Pool F2 in San Juan.


Daly Santana contributed 20 for the hosts, who finished the weekend unbeaten and evened their WGP record at 3-3 and 7 points. Bulgaria’s Gergana Dimitrova led all scorers with 26 points, while teammate Miroslava Paskova added 21. Bulgaria is now also 3-3, but with 11 points so far in the WGP.


Also in San Juan, Czech Republic edged Canada in five sets 3-2 (25-22, 18-25, 16-25, 25-23, 15-11).


Karolina Bednarova and Andrea Kossanyiova led the winners with 15 and 13 points, respectively, while Elizabeth Wendell and Kyla Richey had 25 and 20 for Canada.


In Group 3, in Caracas, Venezuela, Mexico scored a 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 25-19) victory over Algeria ending their three-match losing streak in the World Grand Prix 2017.


Algeria's Celia Bourihane was the best scorer of the match with 12 points but it was not enough to help her team overcome Mexico where María Fernanda Rodriguez collected team-high 8 points.


In Couva, Trinidad, Christelle Tchoudjang Nana scored 17 as Cameroon outlasted hosts Trinidad and Tobago 3-2 (25-18, 18-25, 25-17, 18-25, 15-10) to complete the FIVB World Grand Prix weekend in Port-of-Spain. 


It was Cameroon's second straight win of the weekend. The hosts, led by Delicia Pierre's 15 points, suffered their second straight loss.