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Girls U19 to Play Brazil for Gold at Pan Am Cup

TULSA, Okla. (July 22, 2022) – The US Girls U21 National Team continued to roll through the Pan American Cup with a 3-0 (25-13, 25-22, 25-15) semifinal win over Dominican Republic on Friday at the Cox Business Convention Center in Tulsa.

The United States (4-0) will play Brazil (4-0) for the championship at 6 pm CT on Saturday. Matches are being livestreamed on BallerTV.

The Dominican Republic kept the pressure on the United States. Although the US led in attacks (39-18) and blocks (4-1), the teams were tied in aces (6-6) and each team had 25 scoring errors.

OFFICIAL STATISTICS

“It was nice to be pushed,” US Head Coach Jamie Morrison said. “The Dominicans have always been a good rival of the United States. I was happy they pushed us a little bit. We got to learn some things about our team. I’m sure tomorrow night will be a battle.”

Outside hitter Harper Murray led Team USA with 10 points on eight spikes, one block and one ace. Middle blocker Julia Blyashov added nine points on eight kills and one ace.

Dominican opposite Ariana Rodriguez led all scorers with 14 points on a match-high 12 attacks and two aces.

Opposite Abigail Mullen scored eight points on five kills, a block and two aces.

Middle blockers Maggie Mendelson and Andi Jackson each scored seven points. Mendelson scored on seven kills. Jackson had five kills, one block and one ace.

Outside hitter Kira Hutson played as a substitute and scored five points on four kills and one ace.

Setter Bergen Reilly scored two points on a kill and a block. She combined with backup Izzy Starck to set the US Girls to a .467 hitting efficiency. Substitute outside hitter Torrey Stafford scored two points on two kills.

Libero Laney Choboy was credited with nine digs and nine excellent receptions.

Mendelson, the team captain, is looking forward to Saturday’s match against Brazil.

“We played them in a scrimmage our first night here,” Mendelson said. “I am super excited to get another try. We’re going to bring a lot of energy and it should be a fun game.”

US 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, NC, Carolina)
3 Charlie Fuerbringer (S, 5-11, Hermosa Beach, Calif., Southern California)
4 Bergen-Reilly (S, 6-1, Sioux Falls, SD, North Country)
5 Torrey Stafford (OH, 6-1, Harbor City, Calif., Southern California)
6 Izzy Stark (S, 6-1, Colorado Springs, Colo., Rocky Mountain)
7 HarperMurray (OH, 6-2, Ann Arbor, Mich., Lakeshore)
eleven 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 Andy Jackson (MB, 6-3, Brighton, Colo., Rocky Mountain)
fifteen Abigail Mullen (OPP, 6-3, Kansas City, Mo., Heart of America)
16 Cari Spears (OH, 6-3, Dallas, Texas, Chesapeake)
19C 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

teams

Group A
Brazilian
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
Puerto Rico

Group B
Canada
Mexico
Peru
USES

Schedule

(All times CDT)
July 18
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 vs. Puerto Rico, 3-2 (19-25, 25-18, 25-17, 25-21)
USA def Mexico, 3-0 (25-11, 25-14, 25-12)

July 19
Puerto Rico def Costa Rica, 3-0 (25-9, 25-14, 25-5)
Mexico vs. 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)

July 20
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 vs. Puerto Rico, 3-0 (25-20, 25-17, 25-22)
USA def Peru, 3-0 (25-12, 25-11, 25-15)

July 21
quarter-finals
Puerto Rico vs. Mexico, 3-1 (20-25, 27-25, 25-20, 25-21)
Dominican Republic of Canada, 3-1 (23-25, 25-12, 25-12, 26-24)

July 22
Mexico vs. Peru, 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-21)
Canada def Costa Rica, 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-21)
Brazil vs. Puerto Rico, 3-2 (19-25, 25-21, 25-15, 18-25, 15-8)
USA def Dominican Republic, 3-0 (25-13, 25-22, 25-15)

July 23
Noon: Costa Rica vs. Peru
2 p.m.: Mexico vs. Canada
4 p.m.: Dominican Republic vs. Puerto Rico
6 p.m.: USA vs. Brazil

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