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TTO beat Australia for firs ever win


PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, July 14, 2017 – FIVB World Grand Prix debutants Trinidad and Tobago picked up their first ever win in the competition as they overcame Australia 3-1 (16-25, 25-17, 26-24, 25-17) in Group 3 in Port of Spain on Friday.


Last week, Australia claimed their first victory in the competition when they defeated Trinidad and Tobago 3-0. On Friday, Australia won the first set for the fourth time in five matches, but it wasn’t enough as the hosts roared back.


Krystle Esdelle (18 points) and Channon Thompson (17 points) dominated the scoring for Trinidad and Tobago, while the highest scorer in the match was Australia’s Rachel Rourke with 21 points, 10 more than the next highest scorer on the team, Eliza Hynes.


Trinidad and Tobago dominated in the blocking (13-7) and serving (11-6) categories but were guilty of 34 errors to Australia’s 21.


Also in Group 3, in Caracas, Venezuela - Hungary made a flying start on the second weekend of the FIVB World Grand Prix by crushing Mexico in straight sets (25-14, 25-20, 25-13).


Hungary's Rita Liliom was the top scorer of the match with 15 points followed by her teammate Edina Dobi who scored 8. On the losing side Andrea Maldonado topped the charts with 8 points with Dulce Carranza (6 points) trailing her a bit.