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