U.S. Women's National Team competing at Pan Am Cup

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 15, 2021) – The U.S. Women’s Pan American Cup Team remained undefeated on Wednesday after sweeping Canada (25-22, 25-16, 25-18) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

The U.S. Women (3-0) will continue the preliminary round robin on Thursday when they play Cuba (0-3) at 2 p.m. PT. Live stream is available at https://www.youtube.com/c/ReinasdelCaribe/videos.

The U.S. led Canada in blocks (9-3) and aces (7-2) while Canada led in kills (28-24). The U.S. was helped by Canada’s 35 scoring errors. The U.S. committed 23.


Setter Elle Glock made her tournament debut as a substitute for starter Taylor Bruns in all three sets as part of a double sub that also saw Alex Holston taking over for Danielle Cuttino at opposite.

Cuttino nevertheless led all scorers with 12 points on a tournament-high six blocks and six kills.

“Our team has a lot of reasons to feel proud,” U.S. Head Coach Karch Kiraly said. “We keep playing better every day. We are very happy with the job done by our young setter Elle Glock as this is her first international appearance. All our victories have been the result of a team effort.”

Outside hitter Symone Williams-Abbott finished with eight points on five kills, one block and two aces.

Middle blockers Shelly Stafford and Ali Bastianelli along with outside hitter Lindsay Stalzer each finished with six points. Bruns and Holston each scored one.

Libero Hana Lishman finished with five digs and two excellent receptions.

U.S. Women’s Pan American Cup Roster

No. Name (Pos., Height, Hometown, College)

2 Taylor Bruns (S, 5-11, Normal, Ill., Univ. of South Carolina)
3 Alex Holston (OH, 6-2, Olney, Md., Univ. of Florida)
5 Hana Lishman (L, 5-8, Kailua, Hawaii, Pepperdine Univ.)
6 Shelly Stafford (MB, 6-2, Cypress, Texas, Baylor Univ.)
7 Symone Williams-Abbott (OH, 6-1, Northville, Mich., Northwestern Univ.)
8 Elle Glock (S, 6-1, Wahoo, Neb., Univ. of Southern California)
9 Rachael Kramer (MB, 6-10, Phoenix, Ariz., Florida)
12 Lindsay Stalzer  (OH, 6-1, Kewanee, Ill., Bradley Univ.)
14 Ali Bastianelli (MB, 6-3, Marysville, Mich., Univ. of Illinois)
15 Roni Jones-Perry  (OPP, 5-11, West Jordan, Utah, BYU)
16C Danielle Cuttino (OPP, 6-4, Indianapolis, Ind., Purdue Univ.)

Head Coach Karch Kiraly
Assistant Coach Erin Virtue
Assistant Coach Tama Miyashiro
Team Manager John Xie
Athletic Trainer Misao Tanioka
Statistician Peter Wong

Pan American Cup Schedule
(All times PT)
Live stream at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6ZS0TLfErMqfPsBr65bldQ 

Monday September 13
Canada def Puerto Rico, 3-0 ( 25-17, 25-16, 25-18)
United States def Mexico, 3-1 (21-25, 25-17, 26-24, 29-27)
Dominican Republic def Cuba, 3-0 (25-17, 25-12, 25-20)

Tuesday September 14
Canada def Cuba 3-0 (25-11, 25-14, 25-10)
United States def Puerto Rico, 3-0 (25-19, 25-14, 25-17)
Dominican Republic def Mexico, 3-0 (25-22, 25-12, 25-17

Wednesday September 15
Mexico def Cuba, 3-2 (22-25, 26-24, 17-25, 25-16, 15-10)
United States def Canada, 3-0 (25-22, 25-16, 25-18)
4 p.m. Dominican Republic v Puerto Rico

Thursday September 16
Noon Mexico v Puerto Rico
2 p.m. United States v Cuba
4 p.m. Dominican Republic v Canada

Friday September 17
Noon Puerto Rico v Cuba
2 p.m. Canada v Mexico
4 p.m. Dominican Republic v United States

Saturday September 18
Noon Positions 5-6
2 p.m. 2nd vs 3rd
4 p.m. 1st v 4th

Sunday September 19
2 p.m. Bronze Medal Game
4 p.m. Gold Medal Game