Thursday, 23 May 2024

U.S. Women Secure Split Series Victory Against Canada

U.S. Women Defeat Canada

The U.S. Women’s Pan American Cup Training Team showcased their skills and determination as they defeated Canada in a thrilling two-match exhibition series. In an intense battle that lasted five sets, the U.S. team emerged victorious with a score of 20-25, 25-21, 25-23, 23-25, 15-9.

Strong Performances Lead to Success

Roni Jones-Perry, the team’s exceptional outside hitter from West Jordan, Utah, once again proved her mettle by securing 19 points, including 17 kills and two blocks. Her performance was crucial in turning the tide in favor of the U.S. team. Danielle Cuttino, hailing from Indianapolis, Indiana, also made a significant impact with 16 points, showcasing her prowess with nine kills and seven blocks.

A Triumph of Maturity and Teamwork

Head coach Rob Browning commended the team for their resilience and maturity in bouncing back from a previous defeat against Canada. He expressed his satisfaction with the team’s ability to regroup and perform at their best, highlighting their improved gameplay and focus. The victory against a strong and polished Canadian team serves as a stepping stone for the U.S. team as they prepare for the upcoming Pan Am Cup and Pan Am Games.

Contributions From All Sides

The U.S. team’s success was a collective effort, with contributions from various players. Kadie Rolfzen, an agile outside hitter from Papillion, Nebraska, played a vital role with eight kills, two blocks, and an ace, contributing 11 points to the team’s victory. Middle hitter Hannah Tapp, from Stewartville, Minnesota, showcased her skills with six kills and three blocks, adding nine points to the team’s score.

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Stellar Performance by Setter Madison Lilley

Setter Madison Lilley, who still has collegiate eligibility at the University of Kentucky, played a crucial role in setting up the U.S. team for success. With her precise and skillful setting, the team achieved a 40% kill rate and a .230 hitting efficiency. Additionally, Lilley contributed four points with three individual kills and an ace.

Solid Defense and Reception

Libero Gabby Curry from Buford, Georgia, demonstrated her defensive prowess with a 53% positive reception rate on 17 chances. Kadie Rolfzen also showcased her skills as a receiver, with a 59% positive reception rate on 17 receptions.

Looking Ahead: Pan American Cup

The U.S. Women’s Pan American Cup Training Team is currently competing for roster spots in the upcoming Pan American Cup, which will be held in Lima, Peru from July 4 to July 15. This event holds great significance as the U.S. team aims to secure their third consecutive victory in the annual tournament.

FAQs

Q: When is the intrasquad scrimmage of the U.S. Women’s Pan American Cup Training Team?

The intrasquad scrimmage of the U.S. Women’s Pan American Cup Training Team is scheduled to take place on June 28 at Irvine Valley College’s Hart Gym. The match will start at 7 p.m. PT, following the U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team intrasquad match at 5 p.m.

Q: How much is the admission fee for the intrasquad scrimmage?

The admission fee for the intrasquad scrimmage is $5 at the door, which opens one hour prior to the event.

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U.S. Women's National Team Roster for Exhibitions versus Canada

Conclusion

The U.S. Women’s Pan American Cup Training Team’s victory over Canada exemplifies their determination, skill, and teamwork. The players’ exceptional performances, under the guidance of head coach Rob Browning, led to a memorable split series victory. As the team looks ahead to the Pan American Cup, they are poised to continue their success and make their mark on the international stage. Stay tuned for more updates and cheer on the U.S. Women’s Pan American Cup Training Team on their journey to glory.

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