Sunday, 14 Jul 2024

U.S. Sitting Teams Shine in Opening Matches at Dutch Tournament

The U.S. Women’s and Men’s Sitting National Teams showcased their dominance in the Dutch Tournament in Assen, Netherlands. Both teams emerged victorious in their opening matches, delivering exceptional performances without dropping a set. Let’s dive into the highlights of each match and celebrate the outstanding achievements of these talented athletes.

Men’s Sitting National Team: Impressive Victories Over Netherlands and France

The U.S. Men’s Sitting National Team commenced the tournament with two stellar wins. In the match against the Netherlands, nine players from the U.S. team contributed to their victory, with outside hitter Zach Upp leading the charge with 17 points and 14 kills. Middle blocker Roderick Green also made a significant impact, scoring 10 points through a combination of kills and blocks.

The second match against France saw another outstanding performance by the U.S. Men’s team. Eric Duda claimed the top scorer spot with 18 points, showcasing his skills in kills, blocks, and aces. The team’s strong blocking game, with seven players registering at least one block, contributed to their 13-2 advantage in blocking.

Women’s Sitting National Team: Dominance Over Italy and France

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The U.S. Women’s Sitting National Team displayed their prowess by securing victories against Italy and France. Monique Matthews stood out with 14 points, leading the team in kills, service aces, and blocks in their match against Italy. Whitney Dosty also played a crucial role, contributing 12 points through kills, blocks, and aces.

In the match against France, the U.S. Women’s team showcased their depth by providing multiple players with significant playing time. Their serving and blocking skills were exceptional, resulting in an impressive 29 aces and 11 blocks. Emma Schieck and Gia Cruz led the team with 15 points each, while Maddy Ball contributed 12 points.

U.S. Schedule for the Dutch Tournament

The U.S. Men’s and Women’s Sitting National Teams have a challenging schedule ahead, with multiple matches against formidable opponents. Here is a look at their upcoming matches:

July 1

  • U.S. Women vs Netherlands at 12 a.m. PT
  • U.S. Men vs Italy at 5:15 a.m. PT
  • U.S. Women vs Ukraine at 7 a.m. PT
  • U.S. Men vs Germany at 8:45 a.m. PT

July 2

  • U.S. Men vs Great Britain at 12 a.m. PT
  • U.S. Women vs Great Britain at 2 a.m. PT
  • U.S. Men vs Ukraine at 4 a.m. PT
  • U.S. Women vs Canada at 6 a.m. PT

We wish both teams continued success throughout the tournament as they strive to achieve greatness on the international stage.


1. How did the U.S. Men’s Sitting National Team fare in their opening matches?
The U.S. Men’s team performed exceptionally well, winning both matches against the Netherlands and France without losing a set.

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2. Who were the standout players for the U.S. Women’s Sitting National Team?
Monique Matthews and Whitney Dosty showcased their skills, contributing significantly to the team’s victories with their impressive performances.

3. What can we expect from the U.S. Men’s and Women’s Sitting National Teams in the upcoming matches?
Both teams will face tough competition, but with their talent and determination, they are well-equipped to face the challenges and continue to deliver remarkable performances.


The U.S. Women’s and Men’s Sitting National Teams have made a strong start in the Dutch Tournament, displaying their prowess and skill on the court. Their victories in the opening matches are a testament to their dedication and hard work. As the tournament progresses, we eagerly anticipate more thrilling performances from these exceptional athletes. Stay tuned for updates on their journey towards success.

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