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GP: Puerto Rico ended competition with bang after stunning win over Germany

by WoV
source: fivb.org; Photo: fivb.org

Gallant Puerto Rico ended their World Grand Prix campaign on a high note after stunning world No.8 Germany in a 127-minute, hard-fought five-set thriller 3:2 (25-23 25-23 23-25 13-25 15-13) in their last Pool L match at the Hua Mark Indoor Stadium.

Puerto Rico celebrates win over Germany

Puerto Rico celebrates win over Germany

Both teams have already failed to make the cut for the Finals in Sapporo. In this match, Karina Ocasio led Puerto Rico with 28 points including 24 attack hits from 53 attempts. She also led in the blocking skill with four points. Anja Brandt scored a match-high 16 points for Germany.

The hard-fought victory helped Puerto Rico break the jinx in this year’s World Grand Prix as it was the first and last win in the tournament. Puerto Rico had two points from this crucial win, while Germany collected 18 points  from four wins against five losses.

To read more about this competition click on World Grand Prix 2013.

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