Puerto Rico one set away from Rio


San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 22, 2016 - The team hosting the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Olympic Qualification Tournament in San Juan, Puerto Rico, just needs to win one set in the last match against Kenya to qualify for the Olympic Games for the first time in history.  It is even possible that the Puerto Ricans have already booked their ticket before the start of the game, if Colombia fail to beat Algeria in straight sets in the match before.

• The last two meetings between Puerto Rico and Kenya at world level both came at the World Championship. 
• Puerto Rico beat Kenya on both occasions - 3-1 in 2002 and 3-0 in 2010.
• Puerto Rico have won their last five matches against CAVB sides, including against Nigeria at the World Olympic Qualification tournament in 2004 (3-0). 

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• Puerto Rico need to win one set against Kenya to secure qualification for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
• Puerto Rico are hoping to qualify for their first Olympic Games. They can become the sixth NORCECA country to qualify after Canada, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico and United States.
• Puerto Rico have won their first two matches at the World Olympic Qualifying Tournament, both by a 3-0 scoreline.
• Stephanie Enright was Puerto Rico's top scorer last match against Colombia (3-0) with 17  points.

• Kenya can no longer qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
• Kenya followed up a 3-0 defeat in their opening match against Colombia with a 3-1 victory over Algeria on Saturday.
• Brackcides Khadambi was Kenya's top scorer in each of Kenya's first two matches at the World Olympic Qualifying Tournament. She recorded eight points against Colombia (3-0 loss) and another 23 against Algeria (3-1 win).


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