Monday, 27 May 2024

WJNT Sweeps Puerto Rico to Open NORCECA

The U.S. Women’s Junior National Team had a fantastic start in the NORCECA Women’s U20 Continental Championship, defeating Puerto Rico 25-13, 25-9, 25-19 in Pool A. The match took place in Aguascalientes, Mexico. The team’s performance showcased their strength and determination.

Next, the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team will face Cuba on Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET, followed by their final Pool A match against Guatemala on Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET. American viewers can enjoy these matches on the subscription service, www.flovolleyball.tv, as all NORCECA matches are being streamed there.

The U.S. team dominated the first set with an early 8-2 lead, ultimately winning 25-13. In the second set, they stormed ahead with a remarkable 9-0 lead and secured a convincing 25-9 victory. Although Puerto Rico fought back in the third set to narrow the gap, the U.S. team responded with a 5-0 run and won the set 25-19.

Coach Keegan Cook expressed his satisfaction with the team’s performance, highlighting their improvement throughout the match. Leading the scoring was U.S. outside hitter Logan Eggleston, who contributed 15 points, including eight kills, six aces, and a block. Middle Molly Phillips and opposite Skylar Fields also made significant contributions to the victory.

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Both Eggleston and Cook emphasized the team’s chemistry and energy throughout the match, which played a crucial role in their success. The team aims to maintain their high energy levels in tomorrow’s match against Cuba.

Overall, the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team displayed exceptional skill, consistency, and teamwork. They face a more physically demanding opponent in their upcoming match against Cuba, which will test their defending and serving abilities.

This year’s U.S. Women’s Junior National Team features talented players from across the country, including Amelia Tuaniga, Brooke Nuneviller, Mica Allison, Selina Xu, Madi Kubik, Adeola Owokoniran, Anita Anwusi, Caitlin Baird, Destiny Cox, Logan Eggleston, Skylar Fields, Madison Horin, Molly Phillips, and Coach Keegan Cook. This team, coached by experienced and accomplished individuals, has the potential to excel in the tournament.