Wednesday, 22 May 2024

Girls U19 Team Triumphs Over Poland at 2023 World Championship

The U.S. Girls U19 National Team showcased their resilience as they staged a remarkable comeback against Poland, winning the match 3-1 (23-25, 25-16, 25-22, 25-15) at the FIVB Girls U19 World Championship in Osijek, Croatia.

U.S. Takes the Lead in Pool D

After losing the first set, the U.S. team bounced back and displayed their exceptional skills throughout the rest of the match. With this victory, the U.S. (4-0) now holds the top spot in Pool D. Their next match is against Serbia (1-3) on Sunday, Aug. 6, at 9 a.m. PT.

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Outstanding Performances by Key Players

Abigail Mullen led the scoring with an impressive 18 points, consisting of 11 kills, one ace, and six blocks. Teraya Sigler contributed 16 points with 16 kills, showcasing her prowess as an outside hitter. Ayden Ames, the team’s middle blocker, added 12 points with 11 kills and an ace.

The U.S. team displayed dominance in both blocking and kills, outperforming Poland with 11 blocks and 56 kills compared to Poland’s 6 blocks and 40 kills. Poland, however, had five aces, while the U.S. managed two. This exceptional performance speaks to the skill and determination of the U.S. Girls U19 National Team.

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Meet the U.S. Girls U19 Roster

  • Jaela Auguste (MB, 6-2, 2006, Spring, Texas, Grand Oaks HS, Lone Star)
  • Charlie Fuerbringer (S, 5-11, 2006, Hermosa Beach, Calif., Mira Costa HS, Southern California)
  • Ayden Ames (MB, 6-4, 2006, Prosper, Texas, Prosper HS, North Texas)
  • Favor Anyanwu (MB, 6-2, 2006, Rowlett, Texas, Sachse HS, North Texas)
  • Campbell Flynn (S, 6-3, 2006, Rochester Hills, Mich., Mercy HS, Lakeshore)
  • Ava Falduto (L, 5-7, 2006, Elmhurst, Ill., IC Catholic Prep, Great Lakes)
  • Becca Kelley (OH, 6-3, 2005, Rockwall, Texas, University of Oregon, North Texas)
  • Olivia Mauch (L, 5-6, 2005, Bennington, Neb., Bennington HS, Great Plains)
  • Emerson Sellman (OH, 6-4, 2005, Burtonsville, Md., The Academy of the Holy Cross, Chesapeake)
  • Abigail Mullen (Opp, 6-3, 2006, Kansas City, Mo., Liberty HS, Heart of America)
  • Teraya Sigler (OH, 6-2, 2006, Horizon HS, Scottsdale, Ariz., Arizona)
  • Abby Vander Wal (OH, 6-3, 2006, Elmhurst, Ill., Timothy Christian HS, Great Lakes)

Head Coach: Jamie Morrison
Assistant Coaches: Michelle Chatman Smith, Maggie Eppright
Performance Analyst: Kyle Thompson
ATC: Chris Cornell
Team Lead: Jon Wong

Alternates:

  • Lizzy Andrew (MB, 6-5, 2005, Ridgefield, Wash., Ridgefield HS, Columbia Empire)
  • Carly Gilk (OPP, 6-2, 2006, Brooklyn Park, Minn., Champlin Park HS, North Country)
  • Kaci Demaria (OH, 6-4, 2007, San Pedro, Calif., Palos Verdes HS, Southern California)
  • Noemie Glover (Opp, 6-2, 2005, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., University of Oregon, Southern California)
  • Skyler Pierce (OH, 6-2, 2005, Lenexa, Kan., Olathe Northwest HS, Heart of America)
  • Cari Spears (OH, 6-3, 2007, Dallas, Texas, Prestonwood Christian Academy, North Texas)
  • Izzy Starck (S, 6-1, 2006, Melbourne, Fla., Viera HS, Rocky Mountain)
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. How did the U.S. Girls U19 National Team perform against Poland?

    • The U.S. team won the match against Poland with a score of 3-1 (23-25, 25-16, 25-22, 25-15).
  2. Who were the standout players in the match?

    • Abigail Mullen, Teraya Sigler, and Ayden Ames delivered exceptional performances for the U.S. team.
  3. What is the U.S. Girls U19 team’s current standing in Pool D?

    • The U.S. team is currently in first place in Pool D.

Conclusion

The U.S. Girls U19 National Team demonstrated their resilience and talent in a thrilling match against Poland. Their victory has secured their position as the leaders of Pool D. With their skilled roster and exceptional performances, the team is poised for continued success in the 2023 FIVB Girls U19 World Championship. To stay updated on the team’s progress, follow the Volleyball World YouTube channel.

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