The U.S. Women’s National Team held off a challenge from Türkiye to win their FIVB World Championship match 3-1 (25-22, 21-25, 25-20, 25-22) on Friday in Łódź, Poland
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 9, 2022) – The U.S. Women’s National Team will play Türkiye in the quarterfinals of the FIVB World Championship at 8:30 a.m. PT on Tuesday (Oct. 11) in Gliwice, Poland.
The U.S. Women (7-2) placed second in Pool F after beating Thailand on Saturday, 3-2 (23-25, 21-25, 25-19, 27-25, 15-13). Türkiye (6-3) finished third. One of Türkiye’s losses was to the U.S. Women on Oct. 7.
Against Thailand, the U.S. Women battled back from an 0-2 deficit led by middle blockers Haleigh Washington and Chiaka Ogbogu.
Washington led the U.S. scoring with 15 points on 13 kills and two blocks. Ogbogu scored 14 points on 12 kills and two blocks.
“Chiaka and I have been working really hard to make ourselves as available as we can and to be in good blocking position,” Washington said. “It’s been a process throughout this whole tournament. I’m just stoked that we managed to pull it off on the last day of pool play.”
Outside hitter Ali Frantti, who started the first four sets, also scored in double figures with 13 points on 13 kills.
Outside hitter Kara Bajema, who took over for Kelsey (Robinson) Cook in the second set and finished the match, scored 12 points on nine kills, one block and the United States’ only two aces.
Opposite Annie Drews, who started the first four points, scored 11 points on 10 kills and one block.
Jordyn Poulter started the first two sets while Lauren Carlini finished the match. Justine Wong-Orantes and Morgan Hentz combined libero duties.
Matches are being livestreamed on VolleyballWorld.tv.
The U.S. Women won the World Championships for the first time in 2014. They took silver in 1967 and 2002. They took third in 1982 and 1990. They tied for fifth at the last World Championships in 2018.
U.S. Women’s Roster for 2022 FIVB World Championships
No. Name (Pos., Ht., Hometown, College, USAV Region)
2 Jordyn Poulter (S, 6-2, Aurora, Colo., Univ. of Illinois, Great Lakes)
4 Justine Wong-Orantes (L, 5-6, Cypress, Calif., Univ. of Nebraska, Southern California)
5 Morgan Hentz (L, 5-9, Lakeside Park, Ky., Stanford Univ., Pioneer)
7 Lauren Carlini (S, 6-2, Aurora, Ill., Univ. of Wisconsin, Great Lakes)
8 Hannah Tapp (MB, 6-3, Stewartville, Minn., Univ. of Minnesota, North Country)
11 Annie Drews (Opp, 6-4, Elkhart, Ind., Purdue Univ., Hoosier)
13 Sarah Wilhite Parsons (OH, 6-2, Eden Prairie, Minn., Univ. of Minnesota, North Country)
15 Haleigh Washington (MB, 6-3, Colorado Springs, Colo., Penn State Univ., Rocky Mountain)
18 Kara Bajema (OH, 6-2, Lynden, Wash., Univ. of Washington, Puget Sound)
20 Danielle Cuttino (Opp, 6-4, Indianapolis, Ind., Purdue Univ., Hoosier)
23 Kelsey (Robinson) Cook (OH, 6-2, Manhattan Beach, Calif., Univ. of Nebraska, Southern California)
24 Chiaka Ogbogu (MB, 6-2, Coppell, Texas, Univ. of Texas, North Texas)
30 Ali Frantti (OH, 6-1, Spring Grove, Ill., Penn State, Great Lakes)
31 Anna (Stevenson) Hall (MB, 6-2, Laurens S.C., Univ. of Louisville, Palmetto)
Head Coach: Karch Kiraly
Assistant Coaches: Erin Virtue, Tama Miyashiro, Marv Dunphy
Performance Analyst: Brian Hurler
Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer: Kara Kessans
Consultant Coach: Sue Enquist
Team Manager: Coley Pawlikowski
Strength & Conditioning Coach: Brandon Siakel
Sports Dietitian: Shawn Hueglin
Massage Specialist: Tony Poland
Team Doctors: Warren Young and Steven Stovitz
U.S. Schedule for the World Championships
All times PT
Pool Play Round One
USA def Kazakhstan, 3-0 (25-16, 25-13, 25-22)
USA def Canada, 3-0 (25-19, 26-24, 25-15)
USA def Bulgaria, 3-1 (25-14, 23-25, 25-11, 25-15)
USA def Germany, 3-0 (25-17, 25-13, 26-24)
Serbia def USA, 3-0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-13)
Pool Play Round Two
USA def Dominican Republic, 3-1 (21-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-14)
Poland def USA, 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-18)
USA def Türkiye, 3-1 (25-22, 21-25, 25-20, 25-22)
USA def Thailand 3-2 (23-25, 21-25, 25-19, 27-25, 15-13)
Oct. 11 at 8:30 a.m. USA vs Türkiye