COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 22, 2013) - The U.S. Women’s Junior National Volleyball Team lost to Brazil 25-17, 25-19, 25-22 on Saturday during Pool C of the FIVB Volleyball Women’s U20 World Championship in Brno, Czech Republic.
Team USA (0-2) is idle on Sunday in the five-team, round-robin Pool C. The Americans will face border rival Mexico on Monday at 3:45 a.m. PT. After pool play concludes on June 25, the top four teams in each of the four pools advance to the round of 16 playoffs that begin on June 26.
Brazil opened the first set with a 12-6 lead and used a late 5-0 run to take a commanding 23-14 advantage in winning 25-17. Team USA gained an 11-7 margin in the second set, but Brazil came back on a 10-2 run and went on to a 25-19 victory. The U.S. battled back from a 9-4 deficit in the third set with a 9-0 run to take a 13-9 lead, only to have Brazil rush back into the lead at 18-16 on a 9-3 spurt of its own. After the U.S. was leading 21-20, Brazil scored five of the final six points to take a 25-22 victory.
Andie Malloy (Allen, Texas) paced the United States with 13 points via 11 kills, one block and one ace. Merete Lutz (Houston) chipped in eight points with four kills and four blocks. Captain Jordan Burgess (Tampa, Fla.) notched four kills and a block for five points. Kelsey Humphreys (Newport Beach, Calif.) added five kills, while Chanell Clark-Bibbs (Houston) totaled three points with two blocks and a kill. Sarah Burrington (Ruskin, Fla.) rounded out the scoring with three points on a kill, block and ace.
Caitlin Nolan (Southlake, Texas) tallied 20 excellent receptions on 20 chances, while Burgess added 25 of 26 excellent receptions. Malloy chipped in eight digs on defense. Nicole Edelman (Boulder, Colo.) was credited with four running sets on 71 total set attempts.
"I felt like we fought harder and just need to eliminate some of the errors we made to help us get a win," Burgess said. "We will prepare for Mexico and be better next match."
"I agree that we competed much harder today," U.S. Women's Junior National Volleyball Team Head Coach Rod Wilde said. "We passed much better and were more aggressive in our approach to the match. Brazil is a very good team, but if we would have eliminated a few crucial errors in either the second and third set, we could have had a better shot at winning those sets. We are moving in a better direction, but we need to start winning the close games and then the matches."
The U.S. started Burgess and Malloy at outside hitter, Burrington and Lutz at middle blocker, Humphreys at opposite and Edelman at setter. Nolan is the designated libero for the tournament. Clark-Bibbs was a sub in the second set and started the third in place of Burrington. Allison Palmer (Laguna Beach, Calif.) was a sub in all three sets.
Brazil’s offense netted a 39-26 margin in kills during the match as both teams produced nine blocks and two aces. Brazil used a 38-28 dig advantage to help produce the offensive margin. Further, the U.S. committed 24 errors in the contest to Brazil’s 20.
Rosamaria Montibeller led Brazil with 15 points, while Sara Silva added 14 points.
Earlier today in Pool C, Mexico (1-1) defeated Bulgaria (1-1) 22-25, 25-18, 16-25, 25-20, 15-11. In Pool A, Peru beat Puerto Rico 24-26, 25-20, 25-20, 25-20, while Dominican Republic (1-0) stopped host Czech Republic (1-1) 25-13, 25-22, 25-20. In Pool B, Japan (2-0) defeated Colombia (0-2) 25-18, 25-16, 25-17 and China takes on Serbia at 11 a.m. PT). In Pool D, Turkey (2-0) defeated Italy (0-1) 21-25, 25-23, 25-21, 24-26, 15-9 and Nigeria (0-1) will challenge continental rival Egypt (1-0) at 11:30 a.m. PT.
Brazil took a 4-1 lead to start the opening set and expanded the margin to 6-2 at a USA timeout. The U.S. inched to 7-5 with a Brazil service error and Burgess block. Brazil scored points on each side of the first technical timeout to take a 9-5 advantage, then pushed the margin to 12-6 on three unanswered points. Team USA closed to 13-9 with a Humphreys kill and Lutz block. Brazil reached the second technical timeout leading 16-10. Burrington put up a block after a Brazil service error to slice the gap to 17-13. However, the U.S. called timeout after Brazil scored back-to-back points at 20-14. Brazil added three additional points to the run out of the time out to expand the lead to 23-14. Malloy stopped the 5-0 run with consecutive kills to close to 23-16. Brazil ended the set at 25-17 as it held a 16-8 margin in kills. Malloy led the U.S. with five kills in the set.
Brazil earned an early 3-1 advantage in the second set, but the U.S. answered with a Malloy kill and three consecutive Brazil attack errors to take a 5-3 lead. Team USA reached the first technical timeout leading 8-5 after a Brazil service and attack error. Burrington scored a kill and ace on consecutive plays to cause Brazil to call timeout trailing 11-7. Brazil answered with three consecutive points to close to 11-10, then leveled the score at 12-all as part of a 5-1 scoring run. Brazil gained the lead back at 14-13 on a block and increased its advantage to 16-13 as part of a 9-2 scoring run going into the second technical timeout. Out of the break Brazil added another point to increase the gap to 17-13. After Brazil went up 20-15, Clark-Bibbs put down a block on her first play and Brazil followed with an error to close the gap to 20-17. Brazil ended the set at 25-19.
Brazil scored the first two points of the third set, but Malloy tallied a kill and block to level the score at 2-all. Brazil gained a three-point cushion at 6-3 with three unanswered points. Brazil went into the first technical timeout leading 8-4. Brazil scored a third straight point out of the break to extend the lead to 9-4. Malloy pounded a kill after two Brazil errors to close the American deficit to 9-7 going into a Brazil timeout. Out of the break, Brazil hit wide and Burgess hit off the block to knot the score at 9-all on a 5-0 American run. Clark-Bibbs and Humphreys scored back-to-back kills and Brazil followed with an error to give the Americans a 12-9 lead. Clark-Bibbs added a block to camp a 9-0 run at 13-9. Brazil cut its deficit to one at 14-13 leading to a USA timeout. Out of the break, Brazil scored the next two points on American attack errors to go in front 15-14. Brazil extended its lead to 18-16 following a USA error. Malloy served an ace after a Lutz kill to knot the score at 18-all. Team USA went in front 20-19 with a Burgess kill and Brazil attack error. Brazil regained the lead at 22-21 by winning a joust at the net, then reached a two-point cushion with a block at 23-21 going into a USA timeout. Brazil closed the set with an American attack error at 25-22.
2013 U.S. Women’s Junior National Volleyball Team Roster
# - Name (Position, Height, Hometown, College)
1 - Sarah Burrington (MB, 6-5, Ruskin, Fla., Florida State University)
3 - Jordan Burgess (OH, 6-0, Tampa, Fla., Stanford University)
5 - Nicole Edelman (S, 6-0, Boulder, Colo., University of Colorado)
7 - Merete Lutz (MB, 6-8, Houston, Stanford University)
8 - Kelsey Humphreys (S, 6-0, Newport Beach, Calif., Stanford University)
9 - Andie Malloy (OH, 6-2, Allen, Texas, Iowa State University)
12 - Allison Palmer (S/DS, 5-9, Laguna Beach, Calif., Arizona State University)
14 - Canace Finley (MB, 6-3, Fort Collins, Colo., University of Oregon)
15 - Amber Rolfzen (OH, 6-3, Papillion, Neb., University of Nebraska)
17 - Kierra Holst (OH, 6-4, Coppell, Texas, University of Oklahoma)
18 - Chanell Clark-Bibbs (MB, 6-1, Houston, Georgia Tech)
19 - Caitlin Nolan (L, 5-8, Southlake, Texas, Iowa State University)
Head Coach: Rod Wilde
Assistant Coaches: Charlene Whitted, Blaine Tendler
Team Manager: Denise Corlett
Team Physician: Dr. William Feldner
Statistician: Nate Ngo
2013 FIVB Volleyball Women’s U20 World Championship
Pool A (at Brno, Czech Republic – Kajot Arena)
June 21: Chinese Taipei def. Peru 22-25, 22-25, 25-20, 26-24, 18-16
June 21: Czech Republic def. Puerto Rico 25-23, 22-25, 25-214, 25-17
June 22: Peru def. Puerto Rico 24-26, 25-20, 25-20, 25-20
June 22: Dominican Republic def. Czech Republic 25-13, 25-22, 25-20
June 23: Chinese Taipei vs. Puerto Rico, 12:30 p.m. (5:30 a.m. PT)
June 23: Peru vs. Dominican Republic, 5:30 p.m. (8:30 a.m. PT)
June 24: Dominican Republic vs. Chinese Taipei, 12:30 p.m. (5:30 a.m. PT)
June 24: Czech Republic vs. Peru, 5:30 p.m. (8:30 a.m. PT)
June 25: Puerto Rico vs. Dominican Republic, 12:30 p.m. (5:30 a.m. PT)
June 25: Chinese Taipei vs. Czech Republic, 5:30 p.m. (8:30 a.m. PT)
Pool B (at Brno, Czech Republic – Kajot Arena)
June 21: Serbia def. Colombia 25-16, 25-17, 25-20
June 21: Japan def. Thailand 18-25, 25-18, 25-16, 25-21
June 22: Japan def. Colombia 25-18, 25-16, 25-17
June 22: China vs. Serbia, 8 p.m. (11 a.m. PT)
June 23: Japan vs. China, 3 p.m. (6 a.m. PT)
June 23: Thailand vs. Colombia, 8 p.m. (11 a.m. PT)
June 24: China vs. Thailand, 3 p.m. (6 a.m. PT)
June 24: Serbia vs. Japan, 8 p.m. (11 a.m. PT)
June 25: Thailand vs. Serbia, 3 p.m. (6 a.m. PT)
June 25: Colombia vs. China, 8 p.m. (11 a.m. PT)
Pool C (at Brno, Czech Republic - SH Vodova Hall)<
June 21: Russia def. Mexico 24-26, 25-22, 24-26, 25-19, 15-9
June 21: Bulgaria def. United States 25-12, 25-21, 25-17
June 22: Mexico def. Bulgaria 22-25, 25-18, 16-25, 25-20, 15-11
June 22: Brazil def. United States 25-17, 25-18, 25-22
June 23: Mexico vs. Brazil, 12:45 p.m. (3:45 a.m. PT)
June 23: Russia vs. Bulgaria, 5:15 p.m. (8:45 a.m. PT)
June 24: United States vs. Mexico, 12:45 p.m. (3:45 a.m. PT)
June 24: Brazil vs. Russia, 5:15 p.m. (8:45 a.m. PT)
June 25: Bulgaria vs. Brazil, 12:45 p.m. (3:45 a.m. PT)
June 25: United States vs. Russia, 5:15 p.m. (8:45 a.m. PT)
Pool D (at Brno, Czech Republic – SH Vodova Hall)
June 21: Egypt def. Algeria 25-21, 25-16, 25-20
June 21: Turkey def. Nigeria 25-15, 25-15, 25-8
June 22: Turkey def. Italy 21-25, 25-23, 25-21, 24-26, 15-9
June 22: Nigeria vs. Egypt, 7:30 p.m. (11:30 a.m. PT)
June 23: Algeria vs. Nigeria, 3 p.m. (6 a.m. PT)
June 23: Egypt vs. Italy, 7:30 p.m. (10:30 a.m. PT)
June 24: Italy vs. Algeria, 3 p.m. (6 a.m. PT)
June 24: Turkey vs. Egypt, 7:30 p.m. (10:30 a.m. PT)
June 25: Algeria vs. Turkey, 3 p.m. (6 a.m. PT)
June 25: Nigeria vs. Italy, 7:30 p.m. (10:30 a.m. PT)
Round of 16: Eight Finals Round
June 26: B1 vs A4 (Match 41)
June 26: C2 vs D3 (Match 42)
June 26: B2 vs A3 (Match 43)
June 26: C1 vs D4 (Match 44)
June 26: D1 vs C4 (Match 45)
June 26: A2 vs B3 (Match 46)
June 26: D2 vs C3 (Match 47)
June 26: A1 vs B4 (Match 48)
Round 8: Quarterfinals
June 28: Match 41 winner vs. Match 42 winner (Match 51)
June 28: Match 43 winner vs. Match 44 winner (Match 52)
June 28: Match 45 winner vs. Match 46 winner (Match 53)
June 28: Match 47 winner vs. Match 48 winner (Match 54)
June 28: Match 41 loser vs. Match 42 loser (Match 55)
June 28: Match 43 loser vs. Match 44 loser (Match 56)
June 28: Match 45 loser vs. Match 46 loser (Match 57)
June 28: Match 47 loser vs. Match 48 loser (Match 58)
June 28-29: Round Robin of 5th place teams from pool play
Semifinals and Playoffs
June 29: The semifinals and playoff rounds consist of a total of eight matches: two semifinal matches for the rankings 1-4, two matches for the classification 5-8, two matches for the classification 9-12 and two matches for the classification 13-16
Finals and Playoffs
June 30: The Finals and playoffs consist of a total of eight matches: The winners of the semifinals will play the final for gold and silver. The semifinal losers will player for bronze and fourth place. The winners of the playoff 5-8 will play for positions 5-6 and the losers will play for positions 7-8. The winners of the playoff 9-12 will play for positions 9-10 and the losers will play for positions 11-12. The winners of the playoff 13-16 will play for positions 13-14 and the losers will play for positions 15-16.