USA takes first match at U21 Women’s Continentals

Toronto, Canada. June 25, 2024: The United States had a solid start to the Women’s NORCECA U21 Continental Championship tournament beating the Dominican Republic 3-0 (25-18, 25-11, 25-11).

USA led in all skills: Attacking 44-24, blocking 12-7, and serving 6-1. Dominican Republic did make fewer errors 13-18.

USA’s Brooklyn DeLeye had a match-high 20 points (17 attacks, 2 blocks and an ace.)

“I just think it was a great match… first match of the tournament to play together, get some people in and I thought Dominican played well and pushed us and we really got challenged and that was good,” said Heather Olmstead, USA’s head coach.

“Bergen [Reilly] did a great job setting the right people at the right time. I thought our middles were great, I thought they took great swings. Brooklyn played fantastic; she really took big rips on the outside. I thought our passing was pretty settled after the first couple points. Ramsey [Gary] did a good job in the back row helping our passers set up early.”

Ariana Rodriguez Fung was the top scorer on the Dominican side with 13 points.

USA in in Group A and plays Suriname next on Wednesday.