NL Wins 100th Grand Prix Game
The Netherlands’ women won their 100th match of the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix, their second win of the season with a 3-0 (25-15, 25-07, 25-06) victory against Algeria on Sunday in Belgrade.
Robin de Kruijf of Netherlands was the player of the game with a total of 16 points and 8 blocks. Safia Boukhima was the lead scorer for Algeria, scoring six of their total 28 points.
World Grand Prix debutant Algeria is the only country working for their first victory in the contest. They scored 28 points in their match with the Netherlands. On August 3, they had a total of 26 points against Japan (10-25, 08-25, 08-25), their lowest number in the competition.
The Netherlands dominated the match. Algeria scored a total of 13 points in sets two and three. The Dutch team entered the court with enthusiasm and gave their aggressive efforts throughout the game. Algeria had difficulty responding to their challengers and often made avoidable errors.
The game finished with 103 points, 75 for the Netherlands and 28 for Algeria.