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By Bill Kauffman | June 30, 2013, midnight (ET)

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 30, 2013) - The U.S. Women’s Junior National Volleyball Team finished the 2013 FIVB Volleyball Women’s U20 World Championship on a three-match win streak after defeating NORCECA rival Puerto Rico 25-15, 25-22, 25-18 to finish in 17th place in Brno, Czech Republic.

After narrowly missing qualification into the top 16 based on tiebreakers, the U.S. were placed into the 17-20 classification bracket and went on to defeat Thailand (3-1), Nigeria (3-0) and Puerto Rico (3-0).

Team USA had three players score 10 points in the contest. Captain Jordan Burgess (Tampa, Fla.) tallied eight kills, one block and one ace to reach double digits. Andie Malloy (Allen, Texas) secured six kills, three aces and a block for 10 points. Amber Rolfzen (Papillion, Neb.) tacked on five kills, three aces and two blocks for 10 points. Chanell Clark-Bibbs (Houston) came off the bench to add eight kills and a block for nine points in less than two sets of action.

Merete Lutz (Houston) contributed five kills and two blocks. Sarah Burrington (Ruskin, Fla.) tallied two kills, one block and an ace. Kelsey Humphreys (Newport Beach, Calif.) pocketed two blocks and an ace, while Canace Finley charted a kill and block. Nicole Edelman (Boulder, Colo.) and Kierra Holst (Coppell, Texas) rounded out the scoring with a kill apiece.

Humphreys handled 45 running sets on 62 set attempts, while Edelman provided 12 running sets on 15 sets. Nolan led the U.S. in digs with nine to go with nine excellent receptions on 10 attempts. Burgess recorded 23 excellent receptions on 26 attempts.

The U.S. started Burgess and Malloy at outside hitter, Lutz and Burrington at middle blocker, Amber Rolfzen (Papillion, Neb.) at opposite and Humphreys at setter. Nolan is the designated libero for the tournament. Clark-Bibbs was a sub in the second set and started the third. Edelman and Finley were subs in the first two sets, while Allison Palmer (Laguna Beach, Calif.) was a sub in the first and third sets. Holst saw action in the third set.

The U.S. converted 39.8 percent of its attacks for points with a .280 hitting efficiency (37-11-93) while holding Puerto Rico to a 36.2 kill percent and .174 hitting efficiency (34-18-92). Team USA out-blocked Puerto Rico 11-3 and benefited from 18 Puerto Rico errors while limited its own to 13. The U.S. also held a 9-5 margin in aces to go with a 37-34 advantage in kills.

Puerto Rico was led by Kanisha Jimenez’s match-high 15 points.

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 def. Puerto Rico 25-23, 25-16, 27-29, 25-19
June 23: Dominican Republic def. Peru 18-25, 30-28, 22-25, 25-14, 15-8
June 24: Dominican Republic def. Chinese Taipei 19-25, 25-23, 25-19, 24-26, 15-8
June 24: Peru def. Czech Republic 25-19, 25-18, 25-15
June 25: Dominican Republic def. Puerto Rico 25-17, 25-17, 23-25, 25-20
June 25: Czech Republic def. Chinese Taipei 25-17, 25-23, 25-22

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 def. Serbia 25-20, 25-20, 25-16
June 23: China def. Japan 25-20, 25-18, 25-22
June 23: Colombia def. Thailand 25-14, 25-17, 25-21
June 24: China def. Thailand 25-15, 25-10, 25-16
June 24: Serbia def. Japan 25-21, 25-21, 16-25, 21-25, 15-10
June 25: Serbia def. Thailand 25-18, 25-15, 25-21
June 25: China def. Colombia 25-22, 25-16, 25-17

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: Brazil def. Mexico 25-23, 25-16, 25-15
June 23: Russia def. Bulgaria 25-20, 25-19, 22-25, 25-23
June 24: United States def. Mexico 29-27, 19-25, 27-25, 25-22
June 24: Brazil def. Russia 25-16, 25-23, 20-25, 25-19
June 25: Brazil def. Bulgaria 25-11, 25-11, 26-24
June 25: Russia def. United States 25-18, 25-14, 25-20

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: Egypt def. Nigeria 25-9, 25-18, 25-11
June 23: Algeria def. Nigeria 24-26, 19-25, 25-16, 25-18, 15-7
June 23: Italy def. Egypt 25-17, 25-23, 25-16
June 24: Italy def. Algeria 25-12, 25-9, 25-9
June 24: Turkey def. Egypt 25-12, 25-12, 25-13
June 25: Turkey def. Algeria 25-18, 25-14, 25-15
June 25: Italy def. Nigeria 25-6, 25-13, 25-7

Round of 16: Eight Finals Round
June 26: China def. Czech Republic 25-22, 25-13, 25-17
June 26: Turkey def. Mexico 25-14, 25-20, 25-23
June 26: Japan def. Peru 25-20, 27-25, 25-19
June 26: Russia def. Egypt 25-14, 26-24, 25-13
June 26: Italy def. Bulgaria 23-25, 25-18, 25-14, 25-16
June 26: Serbia def. Chinese Taipei 25-15, 25-18, 25-20
June 26: Brazil def. Algeria 25-10, 25-11, 25-13
June 26: Dominican Republic def. Colombia 20-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-17

Round 8: Quarterfinals
June 28: China def. Russia 25-21, 25-22, 26-24
June 28: Japan def. Turkey 25-19, 25-23, 25-21
June 28: Brazil def. Serbia 25-23, 25-20, 26-24
June 28: Italy def. Dominican Republic 25-18, 25-20, 25-22

Playoff 9-16
June 28: Czech Republic def. Egypt 25-13, 25-23, 24-26, 19-25, 15-12
June 28: Peru def. Mexico 25-16, 25-15, 17-25, 15-25, 15-12
June 28: Chinese Taipei def. Algeria 25-7, 25-10, 25-13
June 28: Bulgaria def. Colombia 7-25, 25-23, 11-25, 27-25, 15-11

Classification 17-20

Classification 17-20
June 28: Puerto Rico def. Nigeria 25-21, 25-18, 25-13
June 28: United States def. Thailand 23-25, 25-23, 25-17, 25-22
June 29: Thailand def. Puerto Rico 25-22, 25-20, 27-25
June 29: United States def. Nigeria 25-8, 25-12, 25-15
June 30: United States def. Puerto Rico 25-15, 25-22, 25-18
June 30: Thailand def. Nigeria 25-16, 25-9, 25-11

Semifinals
June 29: China def. Brazil 25-16, 25-16, 25-22
June 29: Japan def. Italy 25-19, 25-15, 21-25, 25-17

Classification 5-8
June 29: Russia def. Serbia 19-25, 25-19, 25-18, 29-27
June 29: Turkey def. Dominican Republic 26-24, 21-25, 25-19, 19-25, 15-13

Classification 9-12
June 29: Chinese Taipei def. Czech Republic 25-20, 25-20, 25-21
June 29: Bulgaria def. Peru 27-25, 25-17, 25-21

Classification 13-16
June 29: Egypt def. Algeria 25-14, 25-21, 25-17
June 29: Colombia def. Mexico 20-25, 25-19, 25-14, 25-16

Final Classification
June 30: Mexico def. Algeria 25-11, 25-17, 25-15 (15th place)
June 30: Colombia def. Egypt 25-13, 25-18, 25-22 (13th place)
June 30: Czech Republic def. Peru 19-25, 22-25, 25-20, 25-23, 17-15 (11th place)
June 30: Chinese Taipei vs. Bulgaria (9th place)
June 30: Serbia def. Dominican Republic 25-22, 25-10, 25-21 (7th place)
June 30: Turkey def. Russia 25-23, 10-25, 25-17, 25-16 (5th place)
June 30: Brazil vs. Italy (bronze medal)
June 30: China vs. Japan (gold medal)

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