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.
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.