CONGRATULATIONS TEAM USA 🙂 That was a great job! You had proven – the #1 team in the world!
From the start of FIVB WGP 2012 until today, the Americans didn’t lose a match. They defended their grand prix title for the 3rd time (2010,2011,2012). It was proven when USA nailed CHINA in 3 straight sets (3-0), 26-24,25-21,27-25. Megon Hodge scored 17 points, 15 attacks and 2 blocks. Danielle Scott-Arruda,14 points, 7 attacks and 7 blocks while Heather Bown contributed 8 points, 4 attacks and 4 blocks. It was a tough set 1 when Hui Roqui showered her powerful spikes. Hui contributed 16 points, 15 attacks and 1 block. Zeng Chunlei added 14 points, 13 attacks and a single block. It continued to be a tight game until set 3,( 27-25) but the Chinese finally bowed down with insufficient juice to steal a set from the Americans.
Yes Virginia! For the third time, the Americans claimed its grand prix title. Isn’t it great? Before the match Brazil outdueled Turkey in four sets, 25-21,23-25,25-20,25-15, likewise Thailand defeated Cuba in 3 straight sets, 25-22,30-28,25-23. It was the highest post Thailand has ever got in grand prix, 4th place.
Kudos and congratulations to all the teams! Till next FIVB WORLD GRAND PRIX 2013 🙂
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