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NORCECA World Championship Qualifier Schedule Set

By Bill Kauffman | April 28, 2014, 6:23 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 28, 2014) – The path to the 2014 FIVB World Championship comes through Colorado Springs on May 15-18 as the U.S. Men’s and Women’s Volleyball Teams hold concurrent NORCECA 3rd Round Pool O qualification tournaments at the U.S. Olympic Training Center Sports Center I.

The tournament winner for each gender advances to its respective FIVB World Championship, which is held every four years.

The U.S. Women open pool play on May 15 against Guatemala, followed by Panama on May 16 and Honduras on May 17. All three U.S. pool matches are scheduled for 3 p.m. MT. The medal round matches take place on May 18 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. MT.

The U.S. Men start their tournament on May 15 against St. Lucia, followed by Guatemala on May 16 and Haiti on May 17. All three U.S. pool matches are scheduled for 7 p.m. MT. The medal round matches are slated for May 18 at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. MT.

Daily passes for both the men’s and women’s tournaments are $10, while event passes for all four days is $30. Tickets are only available at the door.

All matches will be video streamed live and available on the event landing page by clicking here.

The FIVB Men’s World Championship is set for Aug. 30 to Sept. 21 in six cities in Poland. The FIVB Women’s World Championship is scheduled for Sept. 23 to Oct. 12 in six cities in Italy.

Based on ranking within the NORCECA zone, both the U.S. Men and U.S. Women advanced directly to the third round of the NORCECA qualification system into the FIVB World Championship. Each of their third-round opponents competed in the second round. On the women’s side, Panama and Guatemala won their respective second-round pool and Honduras was the third-place team in its group. On the men’s side, Guatemala and St. Lucia won their second round pools and Haiti finished second.

The Colorado Springs Sports Corp will serve as the local organizer working alongside USA Volleyball.

FIVB World Championship NORCECA Men’s Qualification Tournament Schedule (all times MT)
May 15: Guatemala vs. Haiti, 5 p.m.
May 15: USA vs. St. Lucia, 7 p.m.
May 16: Haiti vs. St. Lucia, 5 p.m.
May 16: USA vs. Guatemala, 7 p.m.
May 17: St. Lucia vs. Guatemala, 5 p.m.
May 17: USA vs. Haiti, 7 p.m.
May 18: Pool 3rd Place vs. Pool 4th Place, 5 p.m.
May 18: Pool 1st Place vs. Pool 2nd Place, 7 p.m.

FIVB World Championship NORCECA Women’s Qualification Tournament Schedule (all times MT)
May 15: Panama vs. Honduras, 1 p.m.
May 15: USA vs. Guatemala, 3 p.m.
May 16: Honduras vs. Guatemala, 1 p.m.
May 16: USA vs. Panama, 3 p.m.
May 17: Panama vs. Guatemala, 1 p.m.
May 17: USA vs. Honduras, 3 p.m.
May 18: Pool 3rd Place vs. Pool 4th Place, 1 p.m.
May 18: Pool 1st Place vs. Pool 2nd Place, 3 p.m.

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