TULSA, Oklahoma, USA, July 19, 2022 – Team USA
handed Canada its first loss of the Girls U19
Pan American Cup, 3-0 (25-6, 25-9, 25-11) on
Tuesday at the Cox Business Convention Center in
The U.S. Girls (2-0) will look to win the pool
on Wednesday against Peru (0-2). Canada (1-1)
will look to bounce back when it plays Mexico
Team USA dominated the match and led in spikes
(29-9), blocks (6-3) and aces (13-1). The U.S.
scored on 27 errors by Canada while committing
U.S. opposite Abigail Mullen led all scorers
with 11 points on eight kills and three aces.
Outside hitter Julia Blyashov started the first
two sets and scored eight points. U.S. libero
Laney Choboy was credited with nine digs.
Canada opposite Lydia Johnson led her team with
USA Head Coach Jamie Morrison: We’re just taking
this day by day and growing as a team. I thought
we took another step up and we’ll do that again
tomorrow and the day after. They are starting to
understand what it takes to play international
Canada Head Coach Christine Biggs: Across the
board, we won’t be happy with how we showed up
and how we competed tonight. There’s lots of
things that we can learn from this. As a staff
and a group of athletes, there were a lot of
moments where we were challenged and tested. We
now have opportunities to look deeper at where
we need work.