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American women score another victory

Stanford grad Barboza leads U.S. with 10 points in three-set win

Stanford grad Cynthia Barboza led the United States women's senior national volleyball team with 10 points on seven kills, two aces and a block as the Americans swamped Guatemala, 25-7, 25-12, 25-7, in pool play of the Pan American Cup on Saturday at the University of Miami's BankUnited Center.

Team USA out-blocked Guatemala 12-0 and used a 9-1 service ace advantage to control the match.

"You have to respect the game and all levels," said U.S. coach Hugh McCutcheon, who led the men's team to the Olympic Gold Medal in Beijing last August. "We look to improve with each game, regardless of the opponent. Guatemala fought hard and played hard."

Barboza recorded a .700 hitting percentage in the match as the Americans settled things in a hurry, with each set taking 18 minutes.

The United States (2-0) plays Mexico on Sunday, the third of five consecutive pool play matches before the classification round.

Men's water polo

Stanford senior Jimmie Sandman will be joined by 12 other college athletes who will participate in the World University Games this summer.

The All-American goalie travels with the United States World University Team to the tournament in Belgrade, Serbia, which begins July 2.

The United States opens with Japan, and will also play Poland and Hungary in the preliminary round.

— PA Weekly Online Sports

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