Netherlands eye record five straight wins


Yokohama, Japan, October 4, 2018 - The Netherlands hope to record their fifth successive win when they play Mexico in the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship.

• Netherlands and Mexico have faced each other three times at a world major level tournament.
• The women's world level major competitions are: the Olympic Games, World Championship, World Cup, World Grand Prix, Grand Champions Cup and the Nations League.
• All three encounters between Netherlands and Mexico came at the World Championship, with Mexico winning 3-0 in 1970 in their first-ever match in this competition.
• Mexico also won 3-2 in 1978, and Netherlands won 3-0 in 2014 (32-30, 25-17, 25-17).
• In that 3-0 defeat in 2014, Mexico were leading 22-18 in the first set and also wasted three set points, before Netherlands converted their third set point to claim the set 32-30.

• Netherlands beat Germany 3-1, Japan 3-2, and Cameroon and Argentina both by a 3-0 scoreline at the 2018 World Championship.
• This marks the first time Netherlands have started a World Championship campaign with four successive victories. Their previous best was two wins in 1998, 2002 and 2014.
• Including 2014, Netherlands have won five World Championship matches in a row for the first time.
• Against Argentina, Lonneke Slöetjes confirmed her status as one of the most prolific scorers at the 2018 World Championship with 23 points. Slöetjes has 79 total points in the tournament.

• Mexico have one win and three losses in this edition of the World Championship.
• Mexico have lost 18 of their last 19 World Championship matches. The only exception in this run was their 3-0 victory over Argentina on 30 September.
• Mexico could win multiple matches at a single edition of the World Championship for the first time since 1982 (then seven).
• Mexico have won four total sets at the 2018 World Championship, one more than in their last three World Championships combined (2002, 2006, 2014).
• Andrea Rangel is Mexico's top scorer this tournament on 65 points. Samantha Bricio follows with 59 points.


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