Sunday, 14 Jul 2024

U.S. Women’s Volleyball Team Defeats Puerto Rico in Pan American Games

The U.S. Women’s National Team showed resilience and determination as they rallied to defeat Puerto Rico in a thrilling match at the Pan American Games pool play in Lima, Peru. This victory improved their record to 1-1 and puts them in contention for a spot in the semifinals.

Key Performances

Sarah Wilhite Parsons from Eden Prairie, Minnesota led the U.S. team with an impressive performance, scoring 16 points with 12 kills, three aces, and a block. Hannah Tapp from Stewartville, Minnesota also made a significant contribution with 13 points, including seven kills and five blocks. Danielle Cuttino from Indianapolis, Indiana added 10 kills and three blocks.

A Back and Forth Battle

The match was characterized by intense back and forth action, with momentum shifting between the two teams. Puerto Rico put up a strong fight, challenging the U.S. team in various ways. However, the U.S. managed to maintain their composure and eventually came out on top.

Strong Net Presence and Defense

Despite being outmatched in terms of kills (63-47), the U.S. team dominated at the net, recording 16 blocks compared to Puerto Rico’s seven. This strong defensive performance, combined with 35 Puerto Rico errors, played a crucial role in securing the victory.

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Looking Ahead

The U.S. team will conclude their pool play on Friday against Brazil. Both teams currently have a 1-1 record, with wins over Puerto Rico and losses to Argentina. The winner of this match will advance to the semifinals, making it a crucial game for both teams.


1. Where is the Pan American Games being held?
The Pan American Games are taking place in Lima, Peru.

2. Who is the leading scorer for the U.S. Women’s National Team?
Sarah Wilhite Parsons from Eden Prairie, Minnesota currently holds the top spot with 16 points in the match against Puerto Rico.

3. How has the U.S. team performed so far in the Pan American Games?
The U.S. team currently has a 1-1 record in the pool play, with their win against Puerto Rico and loss to Argentina.


The U.S. Women’s National Team showcased their resilience and skill in a hard-fought victory over Puerto Rico. With their sights set on the semifinals, the team will look to build on this performance and continue their pursuit of Pan American Games glory.

U.S. Women's National Team

For more information and updates on the U.S. Women’s National Team, visit the official Alpinetgheep website.