Wednesday, 29 May 2024

Women’s Sitting Sweeps Peru in Parapan Am Semi

The U.S. Women’s National Sitting Team, ranked No. 1 in the world, displayed their dominance in a remarkable victory over Peru in the Parapan American Games semifinals. The match, held in Lima, Peru, saw the U.S. Women overpower their opponents with a score of 25-3, 25-4, 25-12.

Road to the Finals

With their flawless performance, the U.S. Women secured their place in the gold-medal match against Brazil, which will take place on Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET. The Americans had previously faced Brazil during the pool play and emerged victorious with a score of 25-12, 25-18, 22-25, 25-21. Fans can catch the live stream of the gold-medal match via the Lima 2019 app.

Parapan Am Games and Tokyo Paralympic Qualification

The Parapan American Games serve as a qualifying event for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games, with one team from each gender earning a spot. The U.S. had already secured their qualification by finishing second at the World ParaVolley World Championships last year. As a result, Brazil will represent the Americas in Tokyo, regardless of the outcome in their match against the Americans.

Outstanding Performances

Nicky Nieves from Kissimmee, Florida, led the charge for Team USA with an impressive nine points, consisting of eight kills and an ace. Monique Burkland from Ardmore, Oklahoma, contributed six points with four kills and two aces. Lora Webster also played a crucial role, adding six kills to the team’s victory.

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The trio of Katie Holloway (Lake Stevens, Washington), Tia Edwards (Skiatook, Oklahoma), and Nichole Millage (Champaign, Illinois) all scored five points each. Kaleo Kanahele Maclay from Honolulu, Hawaii, and Lexi Shifflett from Waseca, Minnesota, each contributed four points. Jillian Williams from Odem, Texas, rounded out the scoring with two aces.

Domination on the Court

Team USA showcased their superiority with an astounding 19-0 advantage in aces and a 26-3 lead in kills over Peru. While Peru had a slight edge in blocks with a score of 3-1, it wasn’t enough to thwart the American team’s victory.

Recap of the Sets

In the first set, the U.S. quickly took control by establishing a 5-1 lead after trading points with Peru. They then embarked on an incredible 11-point streak, with Kaleo Kanahele Maclay serving four consecutive aces. Team USA ultimately secured a convincing 25-3 victory by claiming the final nine points of the set.

The second set started with a brief 2-all tie, which the U.S. swiftly broke with a 9-0 run to take an 11-2 lead. Led by Lexi Shifflett’s powerful serves, Team USA dominated the court, going on a 13-0 spree and securing the set with a score of 25-4.

In the third set, Team USA maintained their momentum, breaking away with a 4-all tie and gaining a 7-4 advantage with three unanswered points. They continued to outperform Peru, building an impressive 19-8 lead with an 11-2 run. The Americans ultimately claimed a 25-12 victory to secure their place in the gold-medal match.

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FAQs

Q: What is the significance of the Parapan American Games?
The Parapan American Games serve as a qualifying event for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. The top team from each gender at the Parapan Am Games earns a spot in the Paralympics.

Q: Has the U.S. Women’s National Sitting Team already qualified for the 2020 Paralympics?
Yes, the U.S. Women’s National Sitting Team secured their qualification by finishing second at the World ParaVolley World Championships last year.

Q: Who will Team USA face in the gold-medal match?
Team USA will face Brazil in the gold-medal match of the Parapan American Games.

Q: How can fans watch the gold-medal match?
Fans can stream the gold-medal match live via the Lima 2019 app.

Summary

The U.S. Women’s National Sitting Team delivered a resounding victory in the Parapan American Games semifinals against Peru. With an impressive display of skill and dominance, the Americans secured their place in the gold-medal match against Brazil. The team’s exceptional performance, highlighted by their strong serves and kills, solidified their status as the top-ranked team in the world. Fans can catch the thrilling action of the gold-medal match by streaming it live via the Lima 2019 app. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the U.S. Women’s National Sitting Team’s pursuit of Parapan American Games glory.