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USA complete World Grand Prix title hat-trick

 
USA complete title hat-trick at FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix.
 

Ningbo, China, July 1, 2012 – World No. 1 the United States beat the host China in straight sets here Sunday evening to claim their third consecutive World Grand Prix title with an amazing unbeaten record.

Having captured gold medals in the annual women’s volleyball event in the last two years, the American women completed their title hat-trick by winning all nine matches in a row in the preliminary rounds and five more in the final round here in Ningbo.

Megan Hodge, who scored 17 points for the United States in their 3-0 win over China, also received the awards of the Most Valuable Player and the Best Scorer.

Beijing Olympic champions Brazil tamed rising European powerhouse Turkey in four sets to finish runners-up to the United States for the third time in three years. The Turkish women, who will make their Olympic Games debut in London in one month, could be satisfied with a bronze on a 3-2 win-loss record in their first journey to the World Grand Prix Finals.

Thailand saw off Cuba 3-0 Sunday afternoon to finish fourth ahead of China in the six-team final round with two wins against three losses while the Cuban side settled for the bottom after losing five matches in a row.

 

Award winners:

Best spiker: Mendoza Yoana Palacios, Cuba

Best blocker: Thaisa Menezes, Brazil

Best server: Neslihan Darnel, Turkey

Best receiver: Gulden Kayalar, Turkey

Best libero: Zhang Xian, China

Best setter: Tomkom Nootsara, Thailand

Best scorer: Megan Hodge, USA

Most Valuable Player: Megan Hodge, USA

For full match reports, press conference quotes, statistics and photos visit http://www.fivb.org/EN/volleyball/competitions/WorldGrandPrix/2012/LiveScore.asp

 

No Phase Date Local
Time
GMT
Time
Teams Live Score
Result
City Description Press
Conf.
Stats Photos
73 Finals 27/06 13:10 05:00 BRA-USA 2-3 Ningbo, CHN View View View View
74 Finals 27/06 16:00 07:30 THA-TUR 1-3 Ningbo, CHN View View View View
75 Finals 27/06 19:40 11:30 CHN-CUB 3-0 Ningbo, CHN View View View View
76 Finals 28/06 13:10 05:00 USA-THA 3-1 Ningbo, CHN View View View View
77 Finals 28/06 15:40 07:30 CUB-TUR 0-3 Ningbo, CHN View View View View
78 Finals 28/06 19:40 11:30 CHN-BRA 1-3 Ningbo, CHN View View View View
79 Finals 29/06 13:10 05:00 BRA-CUB 3-0 Ningbo, CHN View View View View
80 Finals 29/06 15:40 07:30 TUR-USA 1-3 Ningbo, CHN View View View View
81 Finals 29/06 19:40 11:30 CHN-THA 2-3 Ningbo, CHN View View View View
82 Finals 30/06 13:10 05:00 BRA-THA 3-0 Ningbo, CHN View View View View
83 Finals 30/06 15:40 07:30 CUB-USA 0-3 Ningbo, CHN View View View View
84 Finals 30/06 19:40 11:30 CHN-TUR 1-3 Ningbo, CHN View View View View
85 Finals 01/07 13:10 05:00 TUR-BRA 1-3 Ningbo, CHN View View View View
86 Finals 01/07 15:40 07:30 THA-CUB 3-0 Ningbo, CHN View View View View
87 Finals 01/07 19:40 11:30 CHN-USA 0-3 Ningbo, CHN View View View View


Final round standing


Rk Code Team Points Matches Results Details Sets Points
Played Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1 USA USA 14 5 5   2 2 1       15 4 3.750 443 396 1.119
2 BRA Brazil 13 5 4 1 2 2   1     14 5 2.800 446 362 1.232
3 TUR Turkey 9 5 3 2 1 2     2   11 8 1.375 437 430 1.016
4 THA Thailand 5 5 2 3 1   1   2 1 8 11 0.727 431 456 0.945
5 CHN China 4 5 1 4 1     1 2 1 7 12 0.583 437 450 0.971
6 CUB Cuba   5   5           5   15   281 381 0.738

 

Top Scoring Performances
30 – Sittirak Onuma of Thailand v China (June 29)

28 – Megan Hodge of USA v Turkey (June 29)

27 – Darnel Neslihan of Turkey v Thailand (June 27)

Top Blocking Performances
7 – Christa Harmotto of USA v Turkey (June 29)

7 – Heather Bown of USA v Brazil (June 27)
7 – Fabiana Claudino of Brazil v USA (June 27)
7 – Menezes Thaisa of Brazil v China (June 28)

7 – Fabiana Claudino of Brazil v Turkey (July 1)

7 – Danielle Scott-Arruda of USA v China (July 1)


Top Blocking Performances by team
22 – Brazil v Turkey (July 1)

18 – USA v Brazil (June 27)
17 – Brazil v China (June 28)
17 – China v Thailand (June 29)

 

Top Serving Performance
5 – Silva Adenizia of Brazil v Cuba (June 29)

4 – Tomkom Nootsara of Thailand v Turkey (June 27)
4 – Toksoy Bahar of Turkey v Thailand (June 27)
4 – Darnel Neslihan of Turkey v Cuba (June 28)

4 – Thinkaow Pleumjit of Thailand v China (June 29)

4 – Sittirak Onuma of Thailand v Cuba (July 1)

 

Top Serving Performances by team
13 – Thailand against Turkey (June 27)
12 – Brazil against Cuba (June 29)

11 – Turkey against Cuba (June 28)

 

Highest scorer by week
Week 1: Hwang Youn-Joo/Rosanna Giel Ramos, 25 (Cuba v Korea)
Week 2: Serena Ortolani, 25 (Italy v Brazil)
Week 3: Serena Ortolani, 29 (Italy v Poland)
Finals: Sittirak Onuma, 30 (Thailand v China)
 
Highest set score
Week 1: Italy v Poland (31-29)
Week 2: China v Poland (29-27)
Week 3: Cuba v Brazil (31-29)
Finals: Thailand v China (34-32)
  
Highest Scoring matches
Week 1: Cuba v Korea, 3-2 (23-25, 27-25, 25-18, 23-25, 15-11), 217 points
Week 2: Puerto Rico v Dominican Republic, 3-2 (25-19, 21-25, 25-23, 21-25, 15-12), 211 points
Week 3: Brazil v Cuba, 3-2 (29-31, 25-18, 25-19, 26-24, 15-8), 220 points
Finals: China v Thailand, 2-3 (25-21, 22-25, 32-34, 25-21, 13-15), 233 points

Rank Shirt Name Team Spike Block Serve Total
1 18 Hodge Megan USA 89 13 1 103
2 6 Sittirak Onuma THA 83 3 7 93
3 17 Darnel Neslihan TUR 72 9 10 91
4 13 Castro Sheilla BRA 59 9 5 73
5 13 Ozsoy Neriman TUR 58 7 4 69
  15 Kanthong Malika THA 58 7 4 69
7 4 Hui Ruoqi CHN 49 6 6 61
  6 Menezes Thaisa BRA 37 20 4 61
9 10 Kirdar Sonsirma Gozde TUR 50 5 4 59
10 14 Erdem Dündar Eda TUR 35 14 6 55





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