Tuesday, 28 May 2024

U.S. Boys U19 National Team Emerges Victorious in Opening Match of Pan Am Cup

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The U.S. Boys U19 National Team kicked off their journey in the Boys’ U19 Pan American Cup with a resounding 3-0 victory over Chile (26-24, 25-16, 25-11) in Guatemala. This qualifying tournament serves as a pathway to the FIVB U19 World Championship. The U.S. Boys demonstrated their dominance in various statistical categories, outperforming Chile in kills (40-20), blocks (7-0), and aces (10-0). They also exhibited excellent control, scoring 31 points from opponent errors while limiting their own to 19.

U.S. Head Coach Charlie Sullivan expressed his pride in the team’s outstanding performance, emphasizing their unity and representation of USA Volleyball. He particularly commended the exceptional play of opposite Finn Kearney and setter Tread Rosenthal. Kearney stood out as the top scorer with 19 points, showcasing his versatility with eight aces, nine kills, and two blocks. Rosenthal’s precise sets contributed to the team’s impressive .313 hitting efficiency.

The contribution of outside hitter Sterling Foley shouldn’t be overlooked, as he added 18 points to the team’s tally through 14 kills, two blocks, and two aces. Team captain Sean Kelly also made a significant impact, totaling 14 points solely through kills. Middle blocker Kaumana Carreira showcased his defensive prowess with three blocks, while libero Kellen Larson played a crucial role with six digs and six excellent receptions.

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Looking ahead, the United States (1-0) will face Costa Rica (0-1) on Tuesday at 1 p.m. PDT. Aspiring fans can catch the matches on Facebook Live at Fnvg Voleibol Guate (excluding all Guatemala’s matches, which will be exclusively streamed on Comité Olímpico Guatemalteco).

FAQs

Q: Who stood out as the top scorer for the U.S. Boys U19 National Team?

Finn Kearney showcased his exceptional skills and versatility, emerging as the top scorer with 19 points.

Q: What can we expect from the upcoming match between the United States and Costa Rica?

The match between the United States and Costa Rica promises to be an exciting battle between two determined teams.

Conclusion

The U.S. Boys U19 National Team commenced their campaign in the Boys’ U19 Pan American Cup with a remarkable victory over Chile. Led by Head Coach Charlie Sullivan, the team displayed superior skills in various facets of the game, leaving a lasting impression on spectators. The upcoming matches are sure to captivate fans as the U.S. Boys continue their pursuit of success in the tournament.