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Mar 11 Men's Sitting Team Finishes Eighth at ICC

By | March 11, 2012, 11:50 a.m. (ET)

Becky Murdy
Coordinator, Communications
Phone: 719-228-6800
E-Mail: becky.murdy@usav.org

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 10, 2012) - The U.S. Men's Sitting Volleyball Team finished in eighth place at the Intercontinental Cup (ICC) in Cairo, Egypt after losing to both Brazil and Croatia on Friday.

Team USA fell to Brazil 25-13, 25-16, 25-17 on Friday morning, sending the team to compete for the seventh-place position against Croatia.

It was a battle to the finish between the U.S. and Croatia, but the Americans were edged 25-19, 24-26, 29-27, 25-20 and finished the tournament in eighth place. The U.S. concluded the tournament 2-7 with wins over Iraq and Kazakhstan.

This was the final opportunity for the U.S. Men's Sitting Team to qualify for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.

The U.S. team will head back to the states for team training at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond on April 12-15.

2012 U.S. Men's Sitting Team Roster

Name (Hometown/Resident athletes at the University of Central Oklahoma are noted)

Eric Duda (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Edmond, Okla.) 
Roderick Green (West Monroe, La./Edmond, Okla.)
J. Dee Marinko (Newcastle, Okla.)
Ed O'Neil (Amherst, Mass./Edmond, Okla.)
Dan Regan (St. Louis, Mo./Edmond, Okla.) 
James Stuck (New Kensington, Pa./Edmond, Okla.)
Hugo Storer (Greensboro, N.C.)
Charlie Swearingen (Gulfport, Miss./Edmond, Okla.)

U.S. Men's Sitting Team Staff
Head Coach – Bill Hamiter (Bethany, Okla.)
Assistant Coach – Dixie Collins (Marshall, Va.)
Athletic Trainer- Brian Farr
Statistician- Chelsea Nitta

2012 Intercontinental Cup (ICC) Schedule and Results

Saturday, March 3
9:30 a.m. RUS def. COL 25-4, 25-12, 25-8
9:30 a.m. GER def. GBR 25-12, 25-13, 25-12
9:30 a.m. UKR def. NED 25-21, 25-10, 23-25, 23-25, 15-12
11:30 a.m. BRA def. CRO 25-16, 25-15, 25-17
11:30 a.m. USA def IRQ 25-21, 25-21, 18-25, 25-21
3:30 p.m. IRI def. RUS 25-17, 25-18, 25-14
7:30 p.m. EGY def. KAZ 25-18, 25-23, 25-20

Sunday, March 4
9:30 a.m. URK def. GBR 25-16, 25-19, 25-16
9:30 a.m. GER def. COL 25-6, 25-5, 25-6
9:30 a.m. IRI def. NED 25-20, 25-7, 25-17
11:30 a.m. USA def. KAZ 14-25, 25-13, 25-20, 25-20 
11:30 a.m. CRO def. IRQ 25-13, 23-25, 25-18, 26-24
5:30 p.m. RUS def. GER 22-25, 18-25, 26-24, 25-20, 15-12
7:30 p.m. EGY def. BRA 25-22, 25-12, 25-11

Monday, March 5
9:30 a.m. IRI def. GER 25-16, 25-10, 25-15
9:30 a.m. UKR def. COL 25-8, 25-13, 25-3
9:30 a.m. NED def. GBR 25-9, 25-13, 22-25, 25-15
11:30 a.m. BRA def. KAZ 22-25, 25-18, 25-15, 25-11
3:30 p.m. EGY def. IRQ 25-21, 25-16, 25-22
5:30 p.m. CRO def. USA 25-16, 25-17, 25-22
7:30 p.m. RUS def. UKR 25-15, 25-22, 25-22

Tuesday, March 6
9:30 a.m. NED def. COL 25-12, 25-13, 25-5
9:30 a.m. IRI def. UKR 25-10, 25-15, 25-23
9:30 a.m. RUS def. GBR 25-15, 25-8, 25-20
11:30 a.m. CRO vs. KAZ 25-14, 25-22, 25-17
11:30 a.m. EGY def. USA 25-18, 25-17, 25-11
11:30 a.m. BRA def. IRQ 22-25, 25-18, 25-21, 20-25, 15-10
3:30 p.m. GER vs. NED 25-15, 25-20, 25-11
3:30 p.m. IRI vs. COL 25-9, 25-4, 25-10

Wednesday, March 7
9:30 a.m. GBR def. COL 25-16, 25-13, 25-19
9:30 a.m. RUS def. NED 25-23, 25-19, 25-13
11:30 a.m. GER def. UKR 25-23, 25-16, 28-26
11:30 a.m. IRQ def. KAZ 25-21, 20-25, 25-14, 19-25, 15-9
3:30 p.m. BRA def. USA 25-15, 25-20, 25-23, 25-23
5:30 p.m. IRI def. GBR 25-14, 24-7, 25-12
7:30 p.m. CRO def. EGY 25-11, 25-9, 23-25, 25-9

Thursday, March 8
9:30 a.m. London Qualification Semifinals 
9:30 a.m. London Qualification Semifinals
3:30 p.m. ICC 11th Place Match
3:30 p.m. ICC 9th Place Match
5:30 p.m. ICC Quarterfinal
5:30 p.m. ICC Quarterfinal
5:30 p.m. ICC Quarterfinal
7:30 p.m. ICC Quarterfinal

Friday, March 9
9:30 London Qualification Final
11:30 a.m. ICC 5th-8th playoff
11:30 a.m. ICC 5th-8th playoff
1:30 p.m. ICC Semifinals
1:30 p.m. ICC Semifinals
3:30 p.m. ICC 7th Place Match
3:30 p.m. ICC 5th Place Match
5:30 p.m. ICC Bronze-Medal Match
7:30 p.m. ICC Gold-Medal Match

 
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