TULSA, Oklahoma, USA, July 19, 2022 – Team USA handed Canada its first loss of the Girls U19 Pan American Cup, 3-0 (25-6, 25-9, 25-11) on Tuesday at the Cox Business Convention Center in Tulsa.
The U.S. Girls (2-0) will look to win the pool on Wednesday against Peru (0-2). Canada (1-1) will look to bounce back when it plays Mexico (1-1).
Team USA dominated the match and led in spikes (29-9), blocks (6-3) and aces (13-1). The U.S. scored on 27 errors by Canada while committing 13.
U.S. opposite Abigail Mullen led all scorers with 11 points on eight kills and three aces. Outside hitter Julia Blyashov started the first two sets and scored eight points. U.S. libero Laney Choboy was credited with nine digs.
Canada opposite Lydia Johnson led her team with three points.
USA Head Coach Jamie Morrison: We’re just taking this day by day and growing as a team. I thought we took another step up and we’ll do that again tomorrow and the day after. They are starting to understand what it takes to play international volleyball.
Canada Head Coach Christine Biggs: Across the board, we won’t be happy with how we showed up and how we competed tonight. There’s lots of things that we can learn from this. As a staff and a group of athletes, there were a lot of moments where we were challenged and tested. We now have opportunities to look deeper at where we need work.