COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 13, 2021) – The U.S. Women’s U20 Team continued its run at the FIVB U20 World Championship on Tuesday, holding off a tough Brazilian team to win 3-1 (25-22, 27-29, 25-20, 25-14) in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
The U.S. Women’s U20 Team (4-0) will play a rematch with Russia (2-2) on Wednesday at 5:30 a.m. PT. The U.S. beat Russia in their first match of the tournament, 3-1. The match will be shown on the Volleyball World YouTube channel. The top two teams in the pool will advance to the semifinals.
The U.S. Women led in attacks (56-42) and scored 30 points on Brazil’s errors. Brazil led in blocks (17-12) and aces (5-4). Setters Kami Miner and Averi Carlson combined to set the U.S. Women to a .336 hitting efficiency. Brazil hit .221.
“Today’s win was an all-team effort,” said libero Lexi Rodriguez, who was credited with nine digs and six successful receptions. “We were really focused and really tuned in to the serve. Once we cleared up our little mistakes, it all came together. In the previous games, we did very good on defense, today we were very good on the attack.”
Opposite Emily Londot led all scorers with 22 points on a match-high 20 kills (.405) and two blocks. Outside hitter Ally Batenhorst added 15 points on 11 kills, two blocks and a team-high two aces. Outside hitter Allison Jacobs totaled 14 points on 10 kills and a team-high four blocks.
Middle blockers Reagan Hope and Caroline Crawford scored six and five points respectively. Hope had four kills and two blocks. Crawford had three kills and two blocks.
Backup opposite Lindsay Krause scored five points on five kills. Backup middle blocker Gabbi Essix added two points on a kill and ace. Miner finished with three points on two kills and an ace.
U.S. Women’s U20 National Team
Player (Position, Height, HS Grad Year, Hometown, Club, Region, College)
1 Lexi Rodriguez (L, 5-7, 2021, Sterling, Ill., Club Fusion VBC, Great Lakes, Nebraska)
3 Elena Oglivie (OH, 5-9, 2020, Kapolei, Hawaii, Kuikahi VBC, Aloha, Stanford)
5 Allison Jacobs (OH, 5-11, 2020, Stevenson Ranch, Calif., Legacy VBC, Southern Cal, UCLA)
6C Kami Miner (S, 6-0, 2021, Redondo Beach, Calif., Mizuno Long Beach VBC, Southern Cal, Stanford)
7 Averi Carlson (S, 6-0, 2022, Lucas, Texas, Skyline Juniors Dallas, North Texas Region, Baylor)
10 Reagan Hope (MB, 6-2, 2021, Phoenix, Ariz., Arizona Storm Elite, Arizona Region, Oregon)
11 Jordan Middleton (OH, 6-2, 2022, Gilbert, Ariz., Arizona Storm Elite, Arizona, Southern California)
12 Caroline Crawford (MB, 6-2, 2020, Lansing, Kan., MAVS KC, Heart of America, Kansas)
14 Emily Londot (OH, 6-2, 2020, Utica, Ohio, Mintonette Sports, Ohio Valley, Ohio State)
16 Gabbi Essix (MB, 6-4, 2021, Hoover, Ala., Southern Performance, Southern, Florida)
17 Lindsay Krause (OH, 6-4, 2021, Papillion, Neb., Premier Nebraska, Great Plains, Nebraska)
19 Ally Batenhorst (OH, 6-4, 2021, Katy, Texas, Houston Juniors, Lone Star, Nebraska)
Head Coach: Dan Fisher (Head Coach, University of Pittsburgh)
Assistant Coach: Jon Newman-Gonchar (Head Coach, University of New Mexico)
Assistant Coach: Jessica Aschenbrenner (Assistant Coach, University of Denver)
Technical Coordinator: Jon Wong (Assistant Coach, Texas Tech)
Doctor: David Dyck Jr.
Team Lead: Nicole Segura (Athlete Development Lead, NTDP)
U.S. First-Round Pool-Play Schedule (all times PT)
Matches will be live streamed on the Volleyball World YouTube channel
July 9: USA def Russia, 3-1 (25-20, 23-25, 25-14, 25-17)
July 10: USA def Thailand, 3-0 (25-15, 25-8, 25-13)
July 11: USA def Turkey, 3-0 (25-18, 27-25, 25-22)
July 13 USA def Brazil, 3-1 (25-22, 27-29, 25-20, 25-14)
July 14 at 5:30 a.m.: USA v Russia
July 15 at 8:30 a.m.: USA v Netherlands