Womens Volleyball

Russia 3, Team USA 0

Date of competition: Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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The U.S. Women’s Junior National Volleyball Team lost to Russia 25-18, 25-14, 25-20 on Tuesday on the final day of Pool C of the FIVB Volleyball Women’s U20 World Championship being held in Brno, Czech Republic.

The U.S. finished Pool C with a 1-3 record and 3 points, as did Mexico.

Based on tiebreakers, the U.S. finishes fifth in the five-team pool and will now compete in the 17-20 classification bracket composed of the four fifth-place teams. Team USA will face Thailand (Pool B) on June 28, followed by Pool D’s fifth-place finisher on June 29 and Puerto Rico (Pool A) on June 30.

Russia built a 12-5 advantage in the opening set and used four aces to capture the first set 25-18. Russia started the second set with a 4-0 lead, but used a 7-0 run late to establish a 22-12 advantage en route to a 25-14 victory. The U.S. battled back from a 10-6 deficit in the third set to tie the score at 12-all, but Russia broke a 15-all tie with 5-0 run in closing the match with a 25-20 victory.

Stanford recruit Merete Lutz came off the bench to lead the U.S. in scoring with 13 points via seven kills and a match-high six blocks.

Stanford sophomore Jordan Burgess added 10 kills and an ace for 11 points.

Cardinal recruit Kelsey Humphreys had a kill and was credited with 19 running sets and a team-high six digs.

Russia’s serve kept the American offense off-balance with a 9-1 ace advantage to offset the U.S. 10-5 margin in blocks.

The Russians also held a 45-31 edge in kills thanks to a 33-23 dig edge and took advantage of 16 American errors while holding their own miscues to 10. Russia converted 48.9 percent of its attacks for points and limited the U.S. to a 34.8 kill percent.

-- USA Volleyball

posted by Rick on Jun 25, 2013 at 4:16 pm


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