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Apr 28 U.S. Women to Play Ukraine for Bronze Medal

April 28, 2008, 1 a.m. (ET)

B.J. Evans
Manager, Media Relations and Publications
Phone: 719-228-6800
E-Mail: bj.evans@usav.org

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 28, 2008) - The U.S. Women's Sitting Volleyball Team will play Ukraine on Tuesday in the bronze-medal match of the World Organization Volleyball for Disabled (WOVD) Intercontinental Cup in Ismailia, Egypt.

Team USA, which finished second in Group B, opened play on Monday by defeating Russia, the third-place finisher from Group A, in the quarterfinals (25-21, 23-25, 25-18, 25-20). That set up a semifinal meeting with Netherlands, the winner of Group A. The United States recently played a four-match exhibition series against Netherlands in Chicago and Team USA won three of them. But Netherlands has not lost a set in Egypt and was not going to start on Monday. It defeated Team USA, 26-24, 25-15, 28-26, and will play Slovenia in the gold-medal match on Tuesday.

The event web site is http://www.volleyball08.com/.

USA Volleyball's sitting volleyball web site is www.usavolleyball.org/Disabled/sitting.asp.

U.S. Women's Sitting Volleyball Team
Allison Aldrich (Schuyler, Neb.)
Heather Erickson (Fayetteville, N.C.)
Alex Gouldie (St. Paul, Neb.)
Katie Holloway (Lake Stevens, Wash.)
SuGui Kriss (Ravena, N.Y.)
Hope Lewellen (Palos Park, Ill.)
Brenda Maymon (Sellersberg, Ind.)
Gina McWilliams (The Colony, Texas)
Nichole Millage (Champaign, Ill.)
Kari Miller (Washington D.C.)
Tatiana Rivera Torres (Bayamon, Puerto Rico)
Team Captain Lora Webster (Cave Creek, Ariz.)

Head Coach: Mike Hulett (Des Plaines, Ill.)
Assistant Coach: Denise Van De Walle (Bowling Green, Ohio)
Assistant Coach: Cara Bartolic (Sartell, Minn.)
Head of Delegation: Laura Ryan
Athletic Trainer: Adam R. Perreault 

WOVD Intercontinental Cup
Women's Pool-Play Standings
Group A
Netherlands 4-0
Ukraine 3-1
Russia 2-2
Latvia 1-3
Egypt 0-4

Group B
Slovenia 2-1
USA 2-1
Lithuania 2-1
Iran 0-3

WOVD Intercontinental Cup Women's Results and Schedule
Friday, April 25
Group A
Netherlands def. Latvia, 25-21, 25-16, 25-18
Ukraine def. Egypt, 25-14, 25-6, 25-8
Russia def. Latvia, 25-15, 25-15, 25-14

Group B
USA def. Lithuania, 25-13, 25-16, 25-19
Slovenia def. Iran, 25-21, 25-9, 25-18

Saturday, April 26
Group A
Ukraine def. Russia, 25-13, 25-17, 25-19
Netherlands def. Egypt, 25-14, 25-12, 25-11
Netherlands def. Ukraine, 25-18, 25-15, 25-19
Latvia def. Egypt, 25-10, 25-20, 25-16
Netherlands def. Russia, 25-8, 25-23, 25-21
Ukraine def. Latvia, 25-18, 25-16, 22-25, 25-10

Group B
USA def. Iran, 23-25, 25-11, 25-17, 25-14
Lithuania def. Slovenia, 20-25, 25-15, 28-26, 25-22

Sunday, April 27
Group A
Russia def. Egypt, 25-10, 25-11, 25-11

Group B
Slovenia def. USA, 25-19, 25-21, 25-21
Lithuania def. Iran, 21-25, 25-16, 29-27, 25-23

Quarterfinal:
Ukraine def. Lithuania, 25-22, 25-22, 25-14

Quarterfinal:
Slovenia def. Latvia, 25-14, 25-13, 25-12

Monday, April 28
Quarterfinal:
USA def. Russia, 25-21, 23-25, 25-18, 25-20
Quarterfinal:
Netherlands def. Iran, 25-14, 25-18, 27-25
Semifinal:
Slovenia def. Ukraine, 25-21, 18-25, 25-23, 25-20
Semifinal:
Netherlands def. USA, 26-24, 25-15, 28-16

Playoff 5-8:
Lithuania def. Latvia, 25-22, 25-15
Playoff 5-8:
Russia def. Iran, 25-23, 25-21
Playoff 7-8:
Latvia def. Iran, 22-25, 25-19, 25-10, 20-25, 15-9
Playoff 5-6:
Lithuania def. Russia, 25-15, 25-21, 25-19

Tuesday, April 29
Bronze-Medal Match:
USA vs. Ukraine
Gold-Medal Match:
Netherlands vs. Slovenia

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