Tuesday, 28 May 2024

U.S. Women Sweep Canada, Improve to 2-0

The U.S. Women’s Team has had an impressive start at the FIVB World Championships, improving to 2-0 in pool play with a sweep of Canada. The match, which took place in Ahren, Netherlands, saw the U.S. Women dominate with a final score of 25-19, 26-24, 25-15.

A Promising Victory

Led by a strong performance, the U.S. Women showcased their skills, excelling in kills, blocks, and aces. They outperformed Canada in all three categories, with a final tally of 43 kills to Canada’s 39, 8 blocks to Canada’s 3, and 7 aces to Canada’s 2. Although the U.S. Women made some errors, they managed to score 18 points on U.S. errors while committing 14.

A Moment of Tension

The second set provided a moment of excitement when Canada took set point at 24-23. However, outside hitter Kelsey (Robinson) Cook stepped in and tied the score with a kill. She then served for the final two points, with outside hitter Ali Frantti sealing the win with two successful attacks. Cook expressed her pride in the team’s performance, highlighting their poise and patience throughout the match.

Standout Performances

Ali Frantti emerged as the highest scorer for the U.S., contributing 15 points on 14 kills and one block. Frantti proved her ability to handle pressure during critical moments, stating her preference for those high-pressure situations. Starting setter Jordyn Poulter, supported by Lauren Carlini in the third set, demonstrated excellent play, resulting in a .411 hitting efficiency for the team.

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Other notable contributors included opposite Annie Drews, middle blocker Chiaka Ogbogu, and outside hitter Kelsey (Robinson) Cook. Drews scored 14 points on 11 kills, Ogbogu scored 10 points with six kills and four blocks, and Cook finished with eight points and led the team in digs with seven.

Looking Ahead

The U.S. Women’s Team, currently ranked No. 1 in the world, has a strong reputation in international volleyball. They previously won the World Championships in 2014 and have consistently performed well in other editions of the tournament. With their current form, the U.S. Women’s Team is poised for success in the upcoming matches.


1. What is the U.S. Women’s record in the FIVB World Championships?

The U.S. Women’s Team currently holds a 2-0 record in the FIVB World Championships.

2. Who were the key players in the match against Canada?

Ali Frantti stood out as the highest scorer for the U.S. Women’s Team, contributing 15 points. Other notable performers included Annie Drews, Chiaka Ogbogu, and Kelsey (Robinson) Cook.

3. What is the U.S. Women’s ranking in the world?

The U.S. Women’s Team is currently ranked No. 1 in the world.


The U.S. Women’s Team continued their impressive performance at the FIVB World Championships with a sweep of Canada. With a strong showing in kills, blocks, and aces, the U.S. Women dominated the match. Key players such as Ali Frantti, Annie Drews, Chiaka Ogbogu, and Kelsey (Robinson) Cook contributed significantly to the victory. With a 2-0 record, the U.S. Women’s Team is positioned well for future matches as they strive to secure another World Championship title. Fans can catch all the action by livestreaming the matches on VolleyballWorld.tv.

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