Peru look to extend series record against Colombia


Lausanne, Switzerland, July 8, 2017 - Peru host Colombia Saturday in Chiclayo in the fifth time the teams come head-to-head in the history of the FIVB World Grand Prix. The hosts, who beat Puerto Rico on Friday, enjoy a 3-1 lead in the series with Colombia, who opened the season with a straight-set defeat to the Czech Republic.

• Peru and Colombia will meet for the fifth time at the World Grand Prix.
• Peru won twice in 2015 (3-1, 3-0) and once in 2016 (3-2). Colombia beat Peru 3-0 in 2015.
• These teams have met at each of the last four editions of the South American Championship (2009-2015). Peru won all five meeting at these editions, including the bronze medal matches in 2009 and 2011.

• Peru beat Puerto Rico 3-1 in their opening match.
• Angela Leyva was their top scorer on 23 points. Maguilaura Frias (16) and Carla Rueda Cotito (14) also scored 10+ points.
• Peru won their first two matches at each of their last two World Grand Prix campaigns.
• Their last match in the 2016 tournament was the 3-2 win against Colombia.

• Colombia lost their opener 3-0 against Czech Republic.
• They had won their first match at each of their previous two World Grand Prix campaigns.
• Colombia have never lost their first two matches.
• Dayana Segovia, Giselle Perez and Melissa Rangel each scored eight points against Czech Republic.


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