TULSA, Oklahoma (July 19, 2022) – The U.S. Girls U21 National Team handed Canada its first loss of the Girls U19 Pan American Cup, 3-0 (25-6, 25-9, 25-11) on Tuesday at the Cox Business Convention Center in Tulsa. The U.S. Girls (2-0) will look to win the pool on Wednesday against Peru (0-2). Canada (1-1)...
TULSA, Okla. (July 20, 2022) – Team USA beat Peru, 3-0 (25-12, 25-11, 25-15) on Wednesday and will advance straight to the semifinals of the Girls U19 Pan American Cup at the Cox Business Convention Center in Tulsa.
The U.S. Girls (3-0) won their pool and will get Thursday off while they await their semifinal opponent. Brazil (3-0) won the other pool.
Although each set started close, the United States pulled away each time and ended up leading the match in attacks (40-19), blocks (8-1) and aces (9-2). The U.S. committed 16 scoring errors and Peru committed 18.
“I think the biggest thing is the growth of the players who are in this tournament,” U.S. Head Coach Jamie Morrison said. “I thought today we could have been a little bit better. Overall, I’m happy with the progress the team has made and going undefeated is a great accomplishment.”
Outside hitter Harper Murray of the U.S. started the first two sets and led all scorers with 12 points on nine attacks, two aces and one block. Outside hitter Kira Hutson scored 11 points on eight kills, two aces and one block.
Libero Laney Choboy was credited with 10 digs and three excellent receptions.Middle blocker Andi Jackson finished with 10 points on five attacks, a match-high three aces and two blocks.
Abigail Mullen finished with six points on six kills.
Setter Izzy Starck scored five points on three kills and two blocks. She and Bergen Reilly, who played as a substitute, set the U.S. to a .478 hitting efficiency.
Outside hitters Torrey Stafford and Cari Spears each played as substitutes, and each scored four points. Stafford had four kills and Spears had three kills and an ace. Middle blocker Nya Bunton scored four points on two kills and two blocks.
Reilly scored a point with an ace.
“I think it’s nice, similar to our senior Women’s National Team, how many quality athletes we have that we can put different groups on the floor and they perform at a really high level,” Morrison said.
U.S. Girls U19 National Team Roster
No. Name (Pos., Ht., Hometown, Region)
*An athlete’s region is where they played club volleyball, not necessarily their hometown
1 Laney Choboy (L, 5-3, Raleigh, N.C., Carolina)
3 Charlie Fuerbringer (S, 5-11, Hermosa Beach, Calif., Southern California)
4 Bergen Reilly (S, 6-1, Sioux Falls, S.D., North Country)
5 Torrey Stafford (OH, 6-1, Harbor City, Calif., Southern California)
6 Izzy Starck (S, 6-1, Colorado Springs, Colo., Rocky Mountain)
7 Harper Murray (OH, 6-2, Ann Arbor, Mich., Lakeshore)
11 Julia Blyashov (OH, 6-3, San Diego, Calif., Southern California)
12 Nya Bunton (MB, 6-3, Louisville, Ky., Pioneer)
13 Kira Hutson (OPP, 6-3, Aurora, Ill., Great Lakes)
14 Andi Jackson (MB, 6-3, Brighton, Colo., Rocky Mountain)
15 Abigail Mullen (OPP, 6-3, Kansas City, Mo., Heart of America)
16 Cari Spears (OH, 6-3, Dallas, Texas, Chesapeake)
19 C Maggie Mendelson (MB, 6-5, Ogden, Utah, Intermountain)
*Setter Charlie Fuerbringer of Southern California was originally selected to the team but due to health concerns was precluded from joining the roster.
Head Coach: Jamie Morrison
Assistant Coach: Michelle Chatman
Assistant Coach: Keegan Cook
Performance Analyst: Maggie Eppright
Team Lead: Noel Carpio
Girls U19 Pan American Cup
(All times CDT)
Dominican Republic def Costa Rica, 3-0 (25-10, 25-6, 25-11)
Canada def Peru, 3-1 (25-23, 25-13, 18-25, 25-20)
Brazil def Puerto Rico, 3-2 (19-25, 25-18, 25-17, 25-21)
USA def Mexico, 3-0 (25-11, 25-14, 25-12)
Puerto Rico def Costa Rica, 3-0 (25-9, 25-14, 25-5)
Mexico def Peru, 3-1 (25-16, 21-25, 25-17, 25-15)
Brazil def Dominican Republic, 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-20)
USA def Canada, 3-0 (25-6, 25-9, 25-11)
Brazil def Costa Rica, 3-0 (25-6, 25-8, 25-12)
Mexico def Canada, 3-0 (25-20, 25-17, 26-24)
Dominican Republic def Puerto Rico, 3-0 (25-20, 25-17, 25-22)
USA def Peru, 3-0 (25-12, 25-11, 25-15)
4 pm Mexico vs Puerto Rico
6 pm Dominican Republic vs Canada
2 p.m. Costa Rica
4 p.m. Brazil
6 p.m. USA
Noon: Classification 7/8
2 pm: Classification 5/6
4 pm: Third-place match
6 pm: First-place match