Peru hoping to finish with two wins in Tokyo


Tokyo, Japan, May 20, 2016 - Peru are sure to give their best to win against the Netherlands on the penultimate day at the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Olympic Qualification Tournament, because only two victories would leave the South American side with a shot at qualification.  The Dutch will have already qualified by the start of the match if Thailand lose their match earlier in the day, but otherwise would need two sets against Peru to book their ticket to Rio.

• Peru and the Netherlands will meet for the first time at a world level tournament since 1998.
• At the 1998 World Championship, the Netherlands won in straight sets.
• Peru's last win over the Netherlands came at the 1994 World Grand Prix (3-1) in their second meeting of the tournament.

• Peru need to win both of their remaining matches, including one by 3-0 or 3-1, in order to keep a shot at qualification for the Olympic Games. 
• Peru's two wins at this World Olympic Qualification tournament are already one more than they had in the previous campaign in 2012 - one win.
• Only Lonneke Sloetjes (NED, 109) has scored more points in the competition than Angela Leyva (104).
• Leyva has scored 97 points from spikes, only trailing Sloetjes (99).
• Vanessa Palacios is currently the best digger in the competition with most digs (63) and the best average by set (3.71).

• The Netherlands can qualify for the Olympic Games with a) a win, b) a 3-2 defeat against Peru or c) Thailand lose against Korea.
• The Netherlands have been present at the Olympic Games on two occasions: 1992 and 1996.
• The Netherlands have won six of their last seven matches at World Olympic Qualification tournaments, including their last two in 2000.
• Since the start of 2015, the Netherlands have won 21 of their 25 competitive matches, only losing against Germany (European Games), Azerbaijan (European Games), Russia (European Championship) and Korea (Olympic Qualification Tournament).
• The Netherlands have not lost a single set in their last three matches at this tournament.
• Lonneke Sloetjes has scored 109 points at this World Olympic Qualification tournament, most of all players.
• Sloetjes has also scored the most points from spikes in the competition (99).


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