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United States defeat Poland in straight sets


United States kept the perfect campaign in 2013 FIVB World Grand Prix

Campinas, Brazil, August 3, 2013 – The United States continued its national record winning streak in the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix on Saturday with a 3-0 (25-22, 25-23 and 25-16) victory against Poland at Arena Amil Gymnasium, in Campinas, Brazil.

The wing spiker Kimberly Hill was the lead scorer of the game, with 16 points. 

Team USA is seeking to become the first team to win four consecutive FIVB World Grand Prix titles. By defeating Poland, the U.S. continues its World Grand Prix record with its 18th consecutive win dating back to the 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round.

During the first set, Poland and United States kept a close game, however USA’s wing spiker Kimberly Hill scored six points, allowing the team overpower Poland and win the set 25-22.

Poland began the the second set better, but the United States came back with opposite spiker Kelly Murphy’s powerful spikes, allowing the Americans to take the lead and close the set 25-23.

The United States controlled the action again in the third set. With good blocks and counter attacks, the Americans won the set 25-16 and ended the game 3-0.

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