Thursday, 23 May 2024

U.S. Women to Play for Gold at Pan Am Cup Final 6

The U.S. Women’s volleyball team is on their way to the championship match of the Pan American Cup Final 6 after a thrilling victory over Puerto Rico. They secured a 3-1 win (30-28, 26-28, 25-22, 26-24) in a fierce battle in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

In the gold medal match, the U.S. will face off against the Dominican Republic on Saturday at 4 p.m. PT. Fans can catch all the action by tuning in to www.youtube.com/c/ReinasdelCaribe for the live stream.

During the match against Puerto Rico, the U.S. dominated in terms of kills, with a significant lead of 64-41, as well as in blocks, where they held a 15-10 advantage. However, Puerto Rico had the upper hand in aces, with a score of 6-4. The U.S. capitalized on Puerto Rican errors, scoring 24 points, while committing 25 errors themselves.

Official Statistics

Dani Drews, the U.S. outside hitter, delivered an outstanding performance, contributing 21 points comprised of 15 kills, five blocks, and one ace. Stephanie Samedy, the opposite hitter, also had an impactful game, scoring 21 points solely from kills.

Avery Skinner, the outside hitter, had a strong presence on the court as well, accumulating 19 points from 16 kills, two blocks, and one ace. Middle blocker Madeleine Gates and middle Brionne Butler contributed eight and seven points, respectively, combining kills, blocks, and aces.

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Setter Tori Dilfer made her mark with four points, consisting of two kills, one block, and one ace. Dilfer also demonstrated excellent setting skills, facilitating the U.S. team to achieve a remarkable .415 hitting efficiency.

Substitute player Ali Bastianelli showcased her abilities with three points, including two kills and one block. Libero Kendall White played a crucial role in defense, credited with six digs and nine excellent receptions. Bergen Reilly provided support as a substitute setter.

U.S. Roster for the 2022 Pan American Cup Final Six

The U.S. Women’s team roster for the Pan American Cup Final Six consists of talented players from across the country:

  • Bergen Reilly (S, 6-1, Sioux Falls, S.D., O’Gorman High School, North Country)
  • Brionne Butler (MB, 6-4, Kendleton, Texas, Univ. of Texas, Lone Star)
  • Dani Drews (OH, 6-0, Sandy, Utah, Univ. of Utah, Intermountain)
  • Roni Jones-Perry (OH, 6-0, West Jordan, Utah, BYU, Intermountain)
  • Kendall White (L, 5-5, Zionsville, Ind., Penn State, Hoosier)
  • Avery Skinner (OH, 6-1, Katy, Texas, Baylor, Lone Star)
  • Alli (Stumler) Linnehan (OH, 6-1, Floyds Knob, Ind., Univ. of Kentucky, Hoosier)
  • Hana Lishman (L, 5-8, Kailua, Hawaii, Pepperdine, Aloha)
  • Nia Reed (OPP, 6-1, Fort Lee, N.J., Penn State, Garden Empire)
  • Stephanie Samedy (OPP, 6-2, Clermont, Fla., Univ. of Minnesota, Florida)
  • Tori Dilfer (S, 5-11, Los Gatos, Calif., Univ. of Louisville, Northern California)
  • Madeleine Gates (MB, 6-3, San Diego, Calif., Stanford, Southern California)
  • Ali Bastianelli (MB, 6-3, Marysville, Mich., Univ. of Illinois, Lakeshore)
  • Ronika Stone (MB, 6-2, San Jose, Calif., Univ. of Oregon, Northern California)
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Head Coach: Michelle Chatman
Assistant Coaches: Jonathan Charette and Danielle Scott
Athletic Trainer: Madison Schultze
Team Manager and Performance Analyst: T.J. Read

Full Schedule
All Times PT – Matches are being livestreamed at www.youtube.com/c/ReinasdelCaribe

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

  • MEX def CUB, 3-2 (19-25, 25-23, 25-20, 17-25, 15-11)
  • USA def CAN, 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-22)
  • DOM def PUR, 3-0 (25-11, 25-22, 25-17)

Sept. 7

  • PUR def MEX, 3-0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-8)
  • USA def CUB, 3-0 (25-18, 27-25, 25-17)
  • DOM def CAN, 3-0 (25-17, 25-13, 25-15)

Sept. 8

  • CUB def. PUR, 3-2 (25-23, 25-27, 25-22, 22-25, 15-13)
  • CAN def. MEX, 3-1 (25-22, 25-22, 21-25, 27-25)
  • DOM def. USA, 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-19)

Sept. 9

  • CAN def MEX, 3-2 (23-25, 25-23, 25-19, 15-25, 16-14)
  • USA def PUR, 3-1 (30-28, 26-28, 25-22, 26-24)
  • DOM def CUB, 3-0 (25-20, 25-13, 25-16)

Sept. 10

  • 14:00 Third-place match
  • 16:00 First-place match

FAQs

Q: When is the gold medal match of the Pan American Cup Final 6?
A: The gold medal match between the U.S. Women’s team and the Dominican Republic will take place on Saturday at 4 p.m. PT.

Q: Where can I watch the live stream of the championship match?
A: The live stream of the match can be accessed at www.youtube.com/c/ReinasdelCaribe.

Q: Who are the key players to watch on the U.S. Women’s team?
A: Dani Drews, Stephanie Samedy, Avery Skinner, and Tori Dilfer are among the standout players on the U.S. roster, known for their exceptional skills and contributions to the team’s success.

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Summary

The U.S. Women’s volleyball team has advanced to the gold medal match of the Pan American Cup Final 6 after a thrilling victory over Puerto Rico. They will face the Dominican Republic in a highly anticipated showdown. The U.S. showcased their dominance in kills and blocks during the match, securing them a spot in the championship game. Fans can catch all the action by tuning in to the live stream on www.youtube.com/c/ReinasdelCaribe. Don’t miss this exciting clash between two powerhouse teams.