2017 FIVB VOLLEYBALL WORLD GRAND PRIX – GROUP 3 Weekend Recap
- Group 3
- July 7th – August 6th
- FIVB World Grand Prix Round 1
After the first week of the World Grand Prix, Hungary and France sit on top of their Group 3 pools. Group 3 had four teams debuting at the World Grand Prix, moving the number of teams from 28 to 32 in the competition. Cameroon, France, Hungary and Trinidad and Tobago were the four teams to join the Grand Prix lineup.
Hungary made a splash in their first ever Grand Prix with a 3-0 weekend, along with capturing all nine points available to earn over the weekend, losing just one set. Australia, who finished third in the pool, was the only team to take a set away from the Hungarians.
Leading the Hungarian force to their 3-0 weekend was Greta Szakmary with 47 points on the weekend.
Trinidad and Tobago had a rough go-around in their first Grand Prix, only winning one set over Mexico on the weekend.
France topped the Pool B3 standings after week one with a 3-0 weekend, earning eight of the nine points available to take on the week. The French started their weekend with a five-set battle against Venezuela, who finished second in the pool behind France. The loss gave them only two points for the win instead of the three available with a three or four set match.
France was led by Alexandra Dascalu in the first weekend, putting down 45 points.
Algeria struggled this week as they went 0-3 and won no sets.