Wednesday, 29 May 2024

U.S. Women’s Team Falls to Puerto Rico at Pan Am Cup Final Six

The U.S. Women’s Team put up a valiant fight at the Pan American Cup Final Six but unfortunately couldn’t overcome Puerto Rico, resulting in a 3-1 loss (25-22, 28-26, 21-25, 25-20) on Monday in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Strong Effort Falls Short

The U.S. Women’s Team, with a record of 1-1, will be seeking redemption in their upcoming match against Canada (0-2) on Tuesday at 2 p.m. PT.

A Closer Look at the Match

Despite leading in kills (50-40) and blocks (17-13), the U.S. Women’s Team couldn’t match Puerto Rico’s performance in aces (11-5) and had five players scoring in double figures, compared to the U.S. team’s two.

Individual Standouts

Avery Skinner, outside hitter for the U.S. Team, led all scorers with an impressive 19 points on 17 kills and two blocks. Stephanie Samedy, who started the first three sets as an opposite hitter, contributed 11 points on eight kills and three blocks.

Kendall White, the team’s libero, provided exceptional defensive play with 17 digs and 15 excellent receptions. Skinner also showcased her skills with 19 excellent receptions.

Contributions from the Team

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Other notable performances came from Brionne Butler, who scored eight points on two kills, three blocks, and three aces, and Madeleine Gates, who started the third and fourth sets and totaled eight points on five kills and three blocks.

Alli (Stumler) Linnehan and Roni Jones-Perry, starting as outside hitters in different sets, each scored seven points. Nia Reed, a backup opposite, made an impact in the third and fourth sets, contributing five points with five kills.

Stellar Effort from the Team

Tori Dilfer, the starting setter, demonstrated her versatility with four points on one kill, two blocks, and one ace. Bergen Reilly, the backup setter, added a point with a kill.

Rounding out the team’s performance, Ronica Stone and Ali Bastianelli, both middle blockers, scored a point each.

The U.S. Roster

The roster for the U.S. Women’s Team competing in the 2022 Pan American Cup Final Six includes talented players from various regions and colleges across the country. Head Coach Michelle Chatman, along with Assistant Coaches Jonathan Charette and Danielle Scott, leads the team.

Schedule and Livestreaming

Fans can catch the matches live on the official YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/c/ReinasdelCaribe. The full schedule for the tournament is available below:

  • Sept. 4: PUR def. CAN, 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-18); USA def. MEX, 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-18); DOM def. CUB, 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-18)
  • Sept. 5: CUB def CAN, 3-0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-21); PUR def USA, 3-1 (25-22, 28-26, 21-25, 25-20); DOM def MEX, 3-0 (25-20, 25-16, 25-12)
  • Sept. 6: 12:00 CUB v MEX; 14:00 USA v CAN; 16:00 DOM v PUR
  • Sept. 7: 12:00 MEX v PUR; 14:00 USA v CUB; 16:00 DOM v CAN
  • Sept. 8: 12:00 PUR v CUB; 14:00 CAN v MEX; 16:00 DOM v USA
  • Sept. 9: 12:00 5 v 6; 14:00 2 v 3; 16:00 1 v 4
  • Sept. 10: 14:00 Third-place match; 16:00 First-place match
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FAQs

How did the U.S. Women’s Team perform at the Pan American Cup Final Six?

The U.S. Women’s Team showed determination and skill, but unfortunately fell short against Puerto Rico with a 3-1 loss.

Who were the standout players for the U.S. Women’s Team?

Avery Skinner led all scorers with 19 points, showcasing her dominance on the court. Stephanie Samedy and Kendall White also made significant contributions to the team’s performance.

What is the upcoming match for the U.S. Women’s Team?

The U.S. Women’s Team will face Canada in their next match, aiming to bounce back from their previous loss.

Summary

The U.S. Women’s Team put up a strong fight against Puerto Rico at the Pan American Cup Final Six but ultimately couldn’t secure a victory. Despite leading in kills and blocks, Puerto Rico’s strong performance in aces and balanced scoring proved to be the difference. Avery Skinner stood out as the top scorer for the U.S. Team, while players like Stephanie Samedy and Kendall White showcased their skills. The team will look to bounce back in their upcoming match against Canada. Catch all the action live on the official YouTube channel.