Klineman top scorer in USA volleyball win over Mexico


Stanford grad Alix Klineman recorded 12 points and the United States women's national volleyball team downed Mexico, 25-13, 25-17, 25-17, to remain unbeaten and atop the Group A standings at the Pan American Cup in Lima, Peru on Tuesday.

The Americans, 4-0 in pool play, can secure a bye Friday with any kind of win or a 3-2 loss to Argentina, whom they play Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Alix Klineman/USAV
The Argentines are also undefeated but have two fewer points then the U.S. in group play.

Klineman had nine kills and three blocks, while Krista Vansant had nine kills and two blocks.

Thursday is an off-day for everybody, with quarterfinals beginning Friday. Should the Americans gain the bye, they would meet either Canada or Cuba on Saturday, unless Brazil upsets Pool B leader Dominican Republic.

Cardinal grad Cassidy Lichtman was a sub in each set, while Stanford affiliates Kristen (Richards) Hildebrand, Inky Ajanaku and Haley Hodson had the day off.

The Pan American Cup is a qualifying tournament for the next FIVB World Grand Prix.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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