Canada and Peru to break head-to-head Grand Prix tie


Lausanne, Switzerland, July 22, 2017 - Canada host Peru Saturday in Richmond for the third time in FIVB World Grand Prix history with the two sides having split victories in their last two encounters - both in 2014. They last met at the 2015 Pan American Games with Peru prevailing in five sets to clinch seventh place.

• Canada have met Peru twice before at the World Grand Prix.
• Both encounters came in 2014 with Peru winning 3-1 in the first meeting and Canada winning the second in straight sets.
• Their last encounter came in the 2015 Pan American Games when they played the final for seventh place. Peru prevailed after five sets.

• Canada lost 3-0 to Germany last Friday. Now their 2017 World Grand Prix record stands at two victories and five defeats.
• Canada have a chance to collect their third win this season. This would be a novelty for them at the World Grand Prix as their record is two wins in a single season (2014, 2015 and currently in 2017).
• Marie-Alex Belanger was the only Canadian to reach double numbers in scoring against Germany: 10 points. She also was the only to score at least one spike, one kill block and one serve winner.

• After their 3-1 loss against Czech Republic on Friday, their 50th match in the World Grand Prix, Peru now have three victories and four defeats in the 2017 campaign.
• The last time Peru lost four or more matches in a single World Grand Prix season was 2014: six losses, including one against Canada. They also beat Canada once that season.
• Angela Leyva led her team with 16 points on Friday against Czech Republic. Leyva is also Peru’s tournament top scorer this season.


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