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Final Four of World Grand Prix's Group 2 decided

 
Asuman Karakoyun of Turkey goes up for the ball against the Dominican Republic on Friday
 
 Lausanne, Switzerland, August 8, 2014 – The Final Four for Group 2 of the FIVB World Grand Prix was determined on Friday as wins by Puerto Rico and Belgium earned them berths in Poland with two games remaining. Puerto Rico overcame Group 2 leaders the Netherlands 3-2 in the Dutch town of Doetinchem, while Belgium downed Poland 3-0 at the same venue. 

Argentina’s 3-0 win over Peru dashed the Peruvians’ slim chances of making the Final Four in Poland, while Cuba picked up their first victory of the competition with a 3-0 win over Canada.

In Group 1, defending champions Brazil maintained their 100 per cent record with a 3-0 rout of Korea, while USA gained revenge for their first-day loss to Russia with a 3-1 victory.

In other Group 1 matches, the Dominican Republic edged Turkey 3-2 in Ankara, while Germany overcame Serbia 3-0, also in Ankara. Italy edged Japan 3-2 in Hong Kong, while China defeated Thailand 3-1.

Key points:

The Netherlands (17 points) top Group 2 ahead of Puerto Rico (16), Belgium (16) and Poland (14). Those four teams will contest the Final Four in Poland. Fifth-place Peru and Argentina have seven points each.

Cuba’s win over Canada ended a team record 20-game losing streak in the World Grand Prix. 

14-year-old Melissa Vargas was Cuba’s top scorer with 14 points.

Brazil have 12 points after four matches in Group 1; only two points separate the next eight teams.

The Dominican Republic’s win over Turkey was their first in this year’s competition. Five Dominican players scored in double figures.

Japan remain the only winless team in Group 1 but have two points – the same as Thailand and the Dominican Republic – after two 3-2 losses.


LIVE SCORING

Match
No
PoolDateLocal
Time
GMT
Time
TeamsLive Score
Result
CityDescriptionPress
Conf.
StatsPhotos
G1-31F08/0818:3010:30JPN-ITA2-3Hong KongViewViewViewView
G1-32F08/0821:1512:30CHN-THA3-1Hong KongViewViewViewView
G1-25E08/0816:0013:00SRB-GER0-3Ankara, TurkeyViewViewViewView
G1-19D08/0811:0014:00RUS-USA1-3Sao Paulo, BrazilViewViewViewView
G2-31O08/0816:0014:00BEL-POL3-0Doetinchem, NEDViewViewViewView
G1-26E08/0819:0016:00TUR-DOM2-3Ankara, TurkeyViewViewViewView
G2-32O08/0819:0017:00NED-PUR2-3TopsportcentreViewViewViewView
G1-20D08/0814:4617:45BRA-KOR3-0Sao Paulo, BrazilViewViewViewView
G2-25N08/0817:3021:40CAN-CUB0-3Buenos Aires, ARGViewViewViewView
G2-26N08/0820:4300:10*ARG-PER3-0Buenos Aires, ARGViewViewViewView
G1-33F09/0813:1505:15ITA-THAViewHong KongView
G1-34F09/0815:4507:45CHN-JPNViewHong KongView
G1-21D09/0810:0013:00BRA-RUSViewSao Paulo, BrazilView
G1-27E09/0816:0013:00GER-DOMViewAnkara, TurkeyView
G2-33O09/0815:0013:00PUR-POLViewDoetinchem, NEDView
G1-22D09/0812:3015:30USA-KORViewSao Paulo, BrazilView
G1-28E09/0819:0016:00TUR-SRBViewAnkara, TurkeyView
G2-34O09/0818:0016:00NED-BELViewDoetinchem, NEDView
G2-27N09/0818:1021:10CUB-PERViewBuenos Aires, ARGView
G2-28N09/0820:4023:40ARG-CANViewBuenos Aires, ARGView
G1-35F10/0813:1505:15JPN-THAViewHong KongView
G1-36F10/0815:4507:45CHN-ITAViewHong KongView
G1-23D10/0810:0013:00BRA-USAViewSao Paulo, BrazilView
G1-29E10/0816:0013:00DOM-SRBViewAnkara, TurkeyView
G2-35O10/0815:0013:00PUR-BELViewDoetinchem, NEDView
G1-24D10/0812:3015:30RUS-KORViewSao Paulo, BrazilView
G1-30E10/0819:0016:00TUR-GERViewAnkara, TurkeyView
G2-36O10/0818:0016:00POL-NEDViewDoetinchem, NEDView
G2-29N10/0818:1021:10PER-CANViewBuenos Aires, ARGView
G2-30N10/0820:4023:40ARG-CUBViewBuenos Aires, ARGView


Legend :  * + 1 day


Standings

Group 1 - Standings

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1BRABrazil1244 31    12112.0003242351.379
2TURTurkey84311 21  1171.5713953921.008
3ITAItaly74311 2  1971.2863343291.015
4CHNChina742211 11 971.2863533461.020
5SRBSerbia742211 1 1871.1433413221.059
6RUSRussia7422 2 11 981.1253853611.066
7GERGermany64222   11761.1673023030.997
8USAUSA6422 1111 991.0004023911.028
9KORKorea6422 2  11780.8753173430.924
10THAThailand2413  1 215110.4553353730.898
11DOMDominican Republic2413  1  33110.2732863290.869
12JPNJapan24 4   2115120.4173483980.874

Group 2 - Standings

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1NEDNetherlands177614 21  2072.8576205191.195
2PURPuerto Rico16761312  11882.2505995341.122
3BELBelgium167525  11 1863.0005704891.166
4POLPoland14752131 1116111.4555965841.021
5PERPeru772511 1139160.5635335660.942
6ARGArgentina772511 1 48160.5005175430.952
7CUBCuba47161  1146180.3334625750.803
8CANCanada3716  11237200.3505426290.862

Group 3 - Standings

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1CZECzech Republic1866 42    1829.0005023731.346
2BULBulgaria1666 132   1872.5715974941.209
3CROCroatia1264222  2 1481.7505294811.100
4KAZKazakhstan96333   211191.2224554261.068
5KENKenya963311111112121.0005035160.975
6MEXMexico662411  228130.6154524950.913
7AUSAustralia16 6   1143180.1673825000.764
8ALGAlgeria16 6   1143180.1673755100.735

Performance Leaders
Top Scoring Performances
29 – Kim Yeon-Koung of Korea v Thailand (August 1)
28 – Katarzyna Zarolinska of Poland v Peru (August 3)
28 – Lise Van Hecke of Belgium v Netherlands (August 2)
27 – Katarzyna Zaroslinkska of Poland v Peru (July 27)
26 – Neriman Ozsoy of Turkey v Dominican Republic (August 8)
26 – Neriman Ozsoy of Turkey v Russia (August 3)
26 – Gozde Sonsirma of Turkey v USA (August 2)
25 – Nadia Centoni of Italy v Japan (August 8)
25 – Karina Ocasio of Puerto Rico v Cuba (August 3)
25 – Kim Yeon-Koung of Korea v Germany (August 2)
25 – Ann Buijs of Netherlands v Belgium (August 2)
25 – Rachel Rourke of Australia v Croatia (August 2)
24 – Karina Ocasio of Puerto Rico v Netherlands (August 8)
24 – Chunlei Zeng of China v Thailand (August 8)
24 – Zhu Ting of China v Brazil (August 1)
24 – Tatiana Kosheleva of Russia v USA (August 1)
24 – Aneta Havlickova of Czech Republic v Croatia (July 25)
24 – Lise Van Hecke of Belgium v Poland (July 25)

Top Blocking Performances
9 – Veronika Trnkova of Czech Republic v Australia (July 26)
8 – Thaisa Menezes of Brazil v Korea (August 8)
8 – Kataraina Osadchuk of Australia v Kenya (August 3)
6 – Valentina Arrighetti of Italy v Japan (August 8)
6 – Katarzyna Zarolinska of Poland v Peru (August 3)
6 – Cristina Chirichella of Italy v China (August 3)
6 – Irina Fetisova of Russia v Turkey (August 3)
6 – Kelsey Robinson of USA v Japan (August 3)
6 – Milena Rasic of Serbia v Thailand (August 2)
6 – Lyudmila Anarbayeva of Kazakhstan v Australia (July 25)

Top Blocking Performances by Team
21 – Serbia v Thailand (August 2)
20 – China v Thailand (August 8)
19 – USA v Japan (August 3)
19 – Russia v Japan (August 2)
19 – Czech Republic v Kazakhstan (July 27)
18 – Italy v China (August 3)
18 – Russia v Turkey (August 3)
18 – Turkey v USA (August 2)
18 – Croatia v Kazakhstan (July 26)

Top Serving Performances
6 – Claudia Lizbeth Resendiz Lopez (Mexico) v Algeria (August 3)
5 – Kim Yeon-Koung (Korea) v Germany (August 2)
5 – Kim Yeon-Koung (Korea) v Thailand (August 1)
5 – Joanna Wolosz (Poland) v Canada (July 26)
4 – Mareen Apitz (Gerany) v Serbia (August 8)
4 – Rachel Rourke (Australia) v Croatia (August 2)
4 – Judith Pietersen (Netherlands) v Argentina (August 1)
4 – Kelly Murphy (USA) v Russia (August 1)
4 – Teresa Vanzurova (Czech Republic) v Croatia (July 25)
4 – Andrea Urrutia (Peru) v Canada (July 25)

Top Serving Performances by Team
12 – Peru v Canada (July 25)
11 – Kenya v Australia (August 2)

Highest Scorer by Round
Week 1: 27 – Katarzyna Zaroslinkska of Poland v Peru (July 27)
Week 2: 29 – Kim Yeon-Koung of Korea v Thailand (August 1)
Week 3: 26 – Neriman Ozsoy of Turkey v Dominican Republic (August 8)

Highest Set Score
Week 1: Croatia v Czech Republic, 30-32 (July 25)
Week 2: Turkey v Japan, 29-27 (August 1); Belgium v Netherlands, 29-27 (August 2); USA v Turkey, 29-27 (August 2); Mexico v Algeria, 29-27 (August 3)
Week 3: Germany v Serbia, 30-28 (August 8)

Highest Scoring Matches
Week 1: Bulgaria v Kenya (July 26) (25-20, 23-25, 26-24, 24-26, 15-12) – 220 points
Week 2: Turkey v USA (August 2) (25-21, 27-29, 25-21, 20-25, 15-12) – 220 points; Canada v Argentina (August 2) (23-25, 22-25, 26-24, 25-22, 15-13) – 220 points
Week 3: Puerto Rico v Netherlands (August 8) (23-25, 20-25, 25-21, 25-22, 15-13) – 214 points





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