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Women's Sitting Team Sweeps Russia Series

May 19, 2013, 5:28 p.m. (ET)

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 19, 2013) – The U.S .Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team closed out its series of exhibition matches against Russia with two victories on Saturday and one more on Sunday at the Wellness Center at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.

Kari Miller receives the ball as Heather Erickson watches
  Kari Miller receives the ball as Heather Erickson watches during
  a March match at the Colorado Crossroads tournament.

On Saturday morning, the U.S. Women defeated Russia, 25-14, 25-23, 23-25, 20-25, 15-11. On Saturday evening, the U.S. won 25-13, 25-16, 25-23. On Sunday morning, the U.S. won the final match, 16-25, 25-21, 25-23, 25-15.

In August, the U.S. Women’s Sitting Team will visit the Russian team in Moscow.

In the first match on Saturday, the United States led in attacks (43-36) and blocks (16-13) while Russia led in aces (15-8). Russia also led in receptions with 94, 59 percent positive while the U.S. had 84, 46 percent positive.

The U.S. women had a 38.7 kill percent and a .243 hitting efficiency. Russia had a 29.5 kill percent and a .180 hitting efficiency.

Heather Erickson (Fayetteville, N.C.) led the U.S. with 15 points on a team-high 11 attacks and four blocks. Katie Holloway (Lake Stevens, Wash.) added 13 points on seven kills, a team-high five blocks and one ace. Allison Aldrich (Schuyler, Neb.) scored 12 points on eight attacks, two blocks and two aces.

Nicole Nieves (Kissimmee, Fla.) totaled seven points on six attacks and one ace. Nichole Millage (Champaign, Ill.) scored seven points on four kills, one block and two aces. Monique Burkland (Ardmore, Okla.) added six points on three attacks and three blocks. Angela DeHaan (Yuba City, Calif.) scored two points on one attack and one ace. Abby Mueller (Houston, Texas) scored one point with an ace.

Libero Kari Miller (Washington, D.C.) started three sets and was credited with 24 receptions, 58 percent positive. Libero Bethany Zummo (Dublin, Calif.) started two sets and was credited with 18 receptions, 33 percent excellent.

In the second match, the U.S. led in attacks (24-16) and blocks (13-9) while Russia again led in aces (8-7). The United States was credited with 42 receptions, 57 percent positive while Russia was credited with 61 receptions, 49 percent positive.

The U.S. Women’s Sitting Team had a 45.3 kill percent and a .396 hitting efficiency. Russia had a 26.7 kill percent and a .050 hitting efficiency.

Erickson led all scorers with 15 points on a match-high 11 kills and four blocks. Aldrich added 10 points on four attacks, a match-high five blocks and one ace. Holloway totaled seven points on four attacks, two blocks and one ace.

Nieves scored five points on two kills and a team-high three aces. Burkland added two points on one kill and one ace. DeHaan totaled two points on two blocks. Kaleo Kanahele (Oklahoma City, Okla.) added two points on one attack and one ace. Kendra Lancaster (Westfield, Ind.) had one point with a kill.

Miller started all three sets and was credited with 11 receptions, 73 percent excellent.

In August, the U.S. Women’s Sitting Team will visit the Russian team in Moscow.

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