Saturday, 20 Jul 2024

Women’s Sitting Powers by Ukraine at World Super 6

The U.S. Women’s Sitting Team, ranked No. 1 in the world, had a dominant performance against Ukraine at the World Super 6 in Tokyo, Japan. In a match that showcased their skill and teamwork, the U.S. team secured a straight-set victory with scores of 25-2, 25-10, 25-11.

Leading the charge for Team USA was Monique Burkland from Ardmore, Okla., who scored 13 points, including 10 kills on 12 errorless attacks. Heather Erickson from Fayetteville, N.C., contributed seven kills, two blocks, and an ace for 10 points. Kaleo Kanahele Maclay from Honolulu, Hawaii, had an impressive serving run, scoring seven points solely on aces in a 16-0 run to start the match. Jillian Williams from Odem, Texas, and Nicole Nieves from Kissimmee, Fla., both added five points to the tally with their kills, blocks, and aces.

Other standout performances came from Lexi Shifflett from Waseca, Minn., Tia Edwards from Skiatook, Okla., Emma Schieck from Statesville, N.C., Nichole Millage from Champaign, Ill., Annie Flood from Salem, Ore., and Bethany Zummo from Dublin, Calif., who all made valuable contributions to the team’s success.

Team USA demonstrated their offensive prowess with a hitting efficiency of .439, converting 51 percent of their attacks. They also displayed their dominance in serving, recording 16 aces compared to Ukraine’s zero. Additionally, Team USA had a 10-4 advantage in blocks.

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Looking ahead, Team USA will face off against host Japan and Russia on November 14th. The American team will then compete against Ukraine on November 15th, and wrap up the tournament with matches against Japan and Russia on November 16th. The tournament will conclude with the medal rounds on November 17th.

In the opening set, Team USA established their dominance early with a 16-0 lead, fueled by Kaleo Kanahele Maclay’s seven aces. Heather Erickson added four points to secure a lopsided 25-2 victory. In the second set, the American team maintained their momentum, building an 8-3 lead and ultimately winning the set 25-10. The third set saw a closer contest, with Team USA taking the lead at 3-2 and extending it to 8-4 before sealing the set with a final score of 25-11.

The World Super 6 has undergone modifications this year, with only four teams participating in the round-robin pool play instead of the usual six. Despite these changes, the tournament promises to be an exciting showcase of volleyball talent.


Q: Which team is currently ranked number one in the world?

A: The U.S. Women’s Sitting Team holds the top ranking in the world.

Q: Who were the top performers for Team USA in the match against Ukraine?

A: Monique Burkland led the team with 13 points, while Heather Erickson, Kaleo Kanahele Maclay, Jillian Williams, and Nicole Nieves also made significant contributions.

Q: What were some notable statistics from the match?

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A: Team USA displayed an impressive hitting efficiency of .439 and recorded 16 aces compared to Ukraine’s zero.


The U.S. Women’s Sitting Team showcased their dominance and skill in a commanding victory over Ukraine at the World Super 6 tournament in Tokyo, Japan. Led by standout performances from players like Monique Burkland and Heather Erickson, Team USA secured a straight-set win with scores of 25-2, 25-10, 25-11. With their powerful attacks and strong serving, the U.S. team demonstrated why they are the top-ranked team in the world. As the tournament continues, Team USA looks forward to facing Japan and Russia in their quest for gold. Don’t miss the thrilling action as the teams battle for victory in the medal rounds. Join us in supporting the U.S. Women’s Sitting Team as they make their mark on the world stage.