The U.S. Girls U19 National Team started fast and didn’t slow down in its 3-0 (25-11, 25-14, 25-12) victory over Mexico on Monday in their first pool play match of the 2022 Pan American Cup at the Cox Business Convention Center in Tulsa
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) will look to bounce back when it plays Mexico (1-1). All matches are being livestreamed at ballertv.com.
“We’re just taking this day by day and growing as a team,” U.S. Head Coach Jamie Morrison said. “I thought we took another step up and we’ll do that again tomorrow and the day after. They are starting to understand what it takes to play international volleyball.”
Team USA dominated the match and led in spikes (29-9), blocks (6-3) and aces (13-1). The U.S. scored on 27 errors by Canada while committing 13. The U.S. Girls hit .453 behind starting setter Reilly Bergen and backup Izzy Starck.
U.S. opposite Abigail Mullen led all scorers with 11 points on eight kills and three aces. Outside hitter Julia Blyashov started the first two sets and scored eight points on six kills, one block and on ace.
U.S. libero Laney Choboy was credited with nine digs.
Middle blocker Maggie Mendelson and outside hitter Torrey Stafford each scored seven points.
Outside hitter Cari Spears started the third set and scored five points. Middle blocker Andi Jackson also scored five points.
Reilly scored three points and Starck added two.
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)
Noon: Puerto Rico vs Costa Rica
2 pm: Peru vs Mexico
4 pm: Dominican Republic vs Brazil
6 pm: USA vs Canada
Noon: Brazil vs Costa Rica
2 pm: Canada vs Mexico
4 pm: Dominican Republic vs Puerto Rico
6 pm: USA vs Peru
4 pm 2nd B vs 3rd A
6 pm 3rd B vs 2nd A
Noon and 2 pm
4 and 6 pm
Noon: Classification 7/8
2 pm: Classification 5/6
4 pm: Third-place match
6 pm: First-place match