U.S. Women Top Peru 3-1 to Open Montreux

June 07, 2011, 12:41 p.m. (ET)

Bill Kauffman
Associate Director, Communications
Phone: 719-228-6800
E-Mail: bill.kauffman@usav.org

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 7, 2011) – Tayyiba Haneef-Park (Laguna Hills, Calif.) and Kim Glass (Lancaster, Pa.) scored 20 and 18 points, respectively, in leading the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team to a 25-7, 24-26, 25-11, 25-19 victory over Peru to open the 2011 Montreux Volley Masters Tuesday afternoon in Montreux, Switzerland.

Haneef-Park was making her first National Team tournament appearance since the 2010 FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournament held in July 2009 as she gave birth to her son in March 2010. Glass made a brief appearance during the 2010 exhibition tour of Brazil and had not played in a tournament for the U.S. National Team since winning the silver medal at the 2008 Olympic Games.

The U.S., ranked second in the world by the FIVB, will have an off-day on Wednesday before continuing Pool A action versus Germany on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. PT. Team USA concludes pool play versus China on Friday at noon PT. Crossover semifinals take place on June 11, followed by the final classification matches on June 12.

The U.S. jumped to a 9-3 lead in the opening set and closed it on a 9-0 run for a 25-7 victory in which it out-blocked Peru 5-0 and held a 15-6 advantage in kills. Peru rallied from a 22-18 deficit in the second set to win 26-24. The Americans jumped to a 6-1 lead in the third set and used a 9-0 run to take a commanding 18-6 lead en route to a commanding 25-11 victory. The U.S. scored nine blocks in the third set. Team USA broke a 13-all tie in the fourth set with a 10-2 scoring run to power to a 25-19 victory.

Haneef-Park scored her match-high 20 points with 14 kills, five blocks and an ace. Glass chipped in 13 kills, four blocks and an ace for her 18 points. Angie Forsett (Lake Mary, Fla.) totaled 15 points with nine kills and a match-high six blocks despite her 173cm stature. Christa Harmotto (Hopewell, Pa.) added nine points via five kills and four blocks, and Nicole Fawcett (Zanesfield, Ohio) contributed six kills and a block in a reserve role in three of the four sets. Jennifer Tamas (Milpitas, Calif.) pocketed two kills and a block for three points, while Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.) and Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) each tacked on one kill.

Nicole Davis (Stockton, Calif.) recorded a match-high 21 digs in unofficial stats, while Kim Glass added 10 digs. Forsett chipped in nine digs, while Haneef-Park and Alisha Glass contributed seven digs each. The U.S. held a 30-19 advantage in digs.

The U.S. passed at a 66 positive percent as a team and its excellent passing rate was 53 percent leading to a 46 kill percent and .342 hitting efficiency. Meanwhile, Peru committed 34 attack errors, converting just 31 percent of its swings into kills with a .046 hitting efficiency.

Starting for the U.S. was Haneef-Park at opposite, Forsett and Kim Glass at outside hitter, Tamas and Harmotto at middle blocker and Alisha Glass at setter. Davis was the designated libero to start the match. Fawcett and Nellie Spicer (Barrington, Ill.) were part of a double-switch in all but the third set. Larson came in to serve and play the back row as a reserve in all but the first set.

The U.S. dominated the net defense with a 21-6 advantage in blocks while producing a 51-40 margin in kills. The Americans benefited from 25 Peru errors and made just 14 mistakes of its own, six of which came in the final set.

Patricia Soto, Yulissa Zamudio and Carla Rueda all tallied 11 points to lead the Peru offense.

Team USA grabbed an early 4-1 lead in the opening set as Harmotto scored a kill and block on consecutive plays. After Peru cut the deficit to 4-3, the Americans responded with four unanswered points including a Harmotto block and kills from Forsett and Kim Glass around a Peru error to go into the first technical timeout leading 8-3. Out of the break, Haneef-Park put up a block to extend the lead to six at 9-3. After Peru scored back-to-back points, Kim Glass connected for two kills around a Haneef-Park kill to extend the U.S. lead to 12-5. Out of a Peru timeout, the U.S. added three additional points on the 6-0 scoring run with a Tamas block, Haneef-Park ace and Peru error to extend the lead to 15-5. The U.S. jumped its lead to 20-7 with a 4-0 run that included blocks from Fawcett and Harmotto around kills from Forsett and Kim Glass. Out of Peru’s second, the U.S. scored the final five points on two Fawcett kills and kills from Forsett and Harmotto to conclude the set on a 9-0 run. Five different Americans had at least three points in the opening set with Haneef-Park holding five points, while Kim Glass, Harmotto and Fawcett scored four points each.

The U.S. took a 3-1 advantage in the second set as Kim Glass scored a block and kill after a Peru error. The Americans inched the lead to 8-4 at the first technical timeout with a Tamas kill followed by two Peru errors. Peru cut the deficit in half at 10-8 with consecutive points. The U.S. regained a four-point cushion with a Haneef-Park followed by a Peru error at 13-9. Peru scored four straight points out of the second technical timeout to tie the score at 16-all leading to a USA timeout. The U.S. scored three unanswered points with a Harmotto block surrounded by kills from Forsett and Haneef-Park leading to a Peru timeout at 20-17. Out of the timeout, Haneef-Park added a fourth straight point on Jordan Larson’s serve with a kill around the Peru block at 21-17. Peru sliced the gap to 22-21 after consecutive American errors. Peru tied the set at 22-all with a kill out of a U.S. timeout, then took the lead at 24-23 on an ace by Mirtha Uribe. Peru ended the set 26-24 on its second set point attempt. Kim Glass scored a team-high five points in the second set, while Haneef-Park added four points.

The U.S. scored the first two points of the third set on Peru errors, then added a Forsett kill for a 3-0 advantage. The Americans stretched their lead to 6-1 with a Haneef-Park block around kills from Forsett and Kim Glass. Peru collected consecutive points to move to within 6-3. The U.S. went into the first technical timeout leading 8-3 with a Harmotto block followed by a kill from Kim Glass. Out of the break, Peru scored consecutive points with a kill and ace to move to within 8-5. The Americans jumped the lead to six points at 13-6 with a kill from Haneef-Park, ace by Kim Glass and consecutive blocks by Forsett to force Peru into a timeout. Out of the break, Forsett put up a third straight block and added a seventh consecutive point for the U.S. after a Peru error to give the U.S. a 16-6 advantage at the second technical timeout. Out of the break, the U.S. scored an eighth and ninth straight points on Kim Glass’ serve with a Peru error and Tamas kill at 18-6. The U.S. closed out the set with a Haneef-Park kill at 25-11. Forsett ended the third set with eight points, including five blocks, while Haneef-Park added five points.

The U.S. scored four unanswered points in the fourth set, including a kill from Haneef-Park and block by Kim Glass, to take a 6-3 lead. The Americans reached the first technical timeout leading 8-4 as Haneef-Park followed a Peru service error with a kill. Peru cut the deficit to one at 9-8 with an ace and block, then tied it at 10-all on a USA error. Forsett followed a Peru service error with a kill and block to yield a 13-10 American advantage. Peru charged back to tie the set at 13-all with three straight points. The Americans bounced back with three consecutive points going into the second technical timeout leading 16-13 after a Harmotto kill, Haneef-Park block and Peru error. Kim Glass and Haneef-Park scored consecutive kills to push the U.S. lead to 18-14. Kim Glass followed a Haneef-Park block with a kill to extend the American advantage to 20-15 and force a Peru timeout. Out of the break, Alisha Glass killed a second touch and Peru hit into the net on the next play to expand the U.S. lead to 22-15. Haneef-Park added a fifth straight point to the U.S. run to give the U.S. a 23-15 lead. Peru saved four match points before the U.S. finished out the set 25-19. Haneef-Park scored six points in the set, while Kim Glass chipped in five.

For the Montreux Volley Masters tournament event page, visit volleymasters.ch/program.php#.

U.S. Women’s National Team Roster for Montreux Volley Masters
# - Name (Position, Ht, Hometown, College)
1 - Alexis Crimes (MB, 6-3, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Long Beach State)
3 - Tayyiba Haneef-Park (OPP, 6-7, Laguna Hills, Calif., Long Beach State)
4 - Angie Forsett (OH, 5-8, Lake Mary, Fla., California)
5 – Tamari Miyashiro (L, 5-7, Kaneohe, Hawaii, Washington)
6 - Nicole Davis (L, 5-4, Stockton, Calif., Southern California)
8 - Alisha Glass (S, 6-0, Leland, Mich., Penn State)
9 - Jennifer Tamas (MB, 6-4, Milpitas, Calif., Pacific)
10 - Kim Glass (OH, 6-2, Lancaster, Pa., Arizona)
11 - Jordan Larson (OH, 6-2, Hooper, Neb., Nebraska)
13 - Christa Harmotto (MB, 6-2, Hopewell, Pa., Penn State)
14 - Nicole Fawcett (OPP, 6-4, Zanesfield, Ohio, Penn State)
16 - Foluke Akinradewo (MB, 6-3, Plantation, Fla., Stanford)
17 - Nellie Spicer (S, 5-9, Barrington, Ill., UCLA)
18 - Kristin Richards (OH, 6-1, Orem, Utah, Stanford)

Head Coach: Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Montreux Head Coach: Karch Kiraly (San Clemente, Calif.)
Assistant Coaches: Paula Weishoff (Irvine, Calif.), Jamie Morrison (Dana Point, Calif.)
Technical Coordinator: Jennifer Hirneisen
Athletic Trainer/Medical Support: Jill Wosmek (Silver Lake, Minn.)
Team Leader: Russ Rose (State College, Pa.)

Montreux Volley Masters Schedule (listed times are local Switzerland Time)

Pool A
USA 1-0
China 0-0
Germany 0-0
Peru 0-1

Pool B
Italy 0-0
Cuba 0-0
Japan 0-0
Netherlands 0-0

Pool Play
June 7: USA def. Peru 25-7, 24-26, 25-11, 25-19
June 7: China vs. Germany, 6:30 p.m.
June 7: Italy vs. Cuba, 9 p.m.
June 8: Netherlands vs. Cuba, 4:30 p.m.
June 8: Japan vs. Italy, 6:30 p.m.
June 8: Peru vs. Germany, 9 p.m.
June 9: China vs. Peru, 4:30 p.m.
June 9: USA vs. Germany, 6:30 p.m. (9:30 a.m. PT)
June 9: Japan vs. Netherlands, 9 p.m.
June 10: Italy vs. Netherlands, 4:30 p.m.
June 10: Cuba vs. Japan, 6:30 p.m.
June 10: USA vs. China, 9 p.m. (noon PT)

Half Finals
June 11: Pool A 3rd Place vs. Pool B 4th Place, 2 p.m.
June 11: Pool B 3rd Place vs. Pool A 4th Place, 4 p.m.
June 11: Pool A 1st Place vs. Pool B 2nd Place, 6:30 p.m.
June 11: Pool B 1st Place vs. Pool A 2nd Place, 8:30 p.m.

June 12: 5th Place Match, 11 a.m.
June 12: Bronze-Medal Match, 1:30 p.m.
June 12: Gold-Medal Match, 4 p.m.