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Junior national volleyball team heading to Global Challenge

 

The U.S women's Junior National Volleyball Team's defense shut down Nova Katrem Branik, a professional team from Slovenia, 25-13, 28-26, 25-11, 25-22, in the last match of the Pre-Global Challenge in Maribor, Slovenia on Friday. The teams agreed to play four sets prior to the start of the match.

Stanford incoming freshman Hayley Hodson, playing in two of the four sets, recorded eight points in the match on six kill, an ace and a block.

The Americans finished the Pre-Global Challenge 2-2 and are heading to Pula, Croatia to play in the European Global Challenge July 13-16.

Team USA out-blocked NKBM Slovenia, 27-4, and its serve netted 13 aces on 98 attempts to NKBM's eight aces. The Americans also held a 41-34 margin in kills.

The team was set to represent the United States at the FIVB Women's U20 World Championship. However, due to a change in World Championship site location and dates, the U.S. pulled out of the tournament and instead will be competing in Italy and Slovenia as part of the European Global Challenge.

Sacred Heart Prep grad Denise Sheldon is the team manager.

— USA volleyball

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