Stanford sophomore Jordan Burgess was one of three U.S. players to record 10 points as the women's junior national volleyball team finished the FIVB U20 World Championship with a 25-15, 25-22, 25-18 victory over Puerto Rico on Sunday to finish 17th in Brno, Czech Republic.
Stanford incoming freshmen Merete Lutz and Kelsey Humphreys also contributed as the Americans ended their stay on a three-match winning streak. They were 4-4 overall at the world tournament.
Burgess recorded eight kills, one block and one ace for 10 points, Andie Malloy secured six kills, three aces and a block for her 10 points and Amber Rolfzen added five kills, three aces and two blocks for 10 points.
Lutz had five kills and two blocks and Humphreys added two blocks and an ace. Chanell Clark-Bibbs came off the bench to add eight kills and a block for nine points in less than two sets of action.
Humphreys handled 45 running sets on 62 set attempts. Burgess recorded 23 excellent receptions on 26 attempts.
The U.S. converted 39.8 percent of its attacks for points with a .280 hitting efficiency while holding Puerto Rico to a 36.2 kill percent and .174 hitting efficiency.
Team USA out-blocked Puerto Rico 11-3 and benefited from 18 Puerto Rico errors while limited its own to 13. The U.S. also held a 9-5 margin in aces to go with a 37-34 advantage in kills.