Mexico look to double their 2017 wins against Trinidad & Tobago


Lausanne, Switzerland, July 8, 2017 - Mexico host FIVB World Grand Prix debutants Trinidad & Tobago Saturday in Aguascalientes, looking for their second win of the season after beating Australia on the opening day Friday. Trinidad & Tobago, however, are still after their first win following their defeat in the opener against fellow-rookies Hungary.

• These teams will meet for the first time at the World Grand Prix as Trinidad & Tobago are making their debut in the competition.
• Mexico will also play their first World Grand Prix match against a fellow NORCECA side.
• Mexico beat Trinidad & Tobago in straight sets in their last four meetings at the NORCECA championships (2005, 2009, 2013, 2015).

• Mexico beat Australia 3-1 in their opening match and they can now win two consecutive World Grand Prix matches for the first time since the last two in 2015 and the first in 2016.
• Those three successive wins in 2015-2016 was the only time Mexico won back-to-back matches at the World Grand Prix.
• Lizbeth Sainz (19 points) was Mexico's top scorer in their 3-1 win versus Australia.
• Jocelyn Urlas and Patricia Valle each scored five blocks.

Trinidad & Tobago
• Trinidad & Tobago debuted in the World Grand Prix with a straight-set defeat against Hungary.
• Trinidad & Tobago's last nine matches at NORCECA Championship and World Grand Prix have finished in straight sets (W1-L8).
• Sinead Jack was top scorer for Trinidad & Tobago against Hungary on nine points.
• In total nine players scored points for Trinidad & Tobago in that match.


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