USA move into semis, Mexico and Canada to 13-16 round

DURANGO, Mexico, September 28, 2021 - The United States advanced to the semifinals of the FIVB U-18 Girls' Volleyball World Championship by edging Turkey in five sets 3-2 (19-25, 25-23, 22-25 , 25-21, 15-9) on Monday.

McKenna Wucherer led four Americans who scored in double figures with 16 points, followed by Devin Kahahawai with 14 and Chloe Chicoine and Rebekah Allick with 13 and 12, respectively.

The United States will face Italy, the winner of Romania in straight sets, in their semifinal match.

In Round 9-16 matches, Slovakia defeated Canada 3-1 (23-25, 25-22, 25-17, 25-11) and Argentina beat Mexico 3-1 (23-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-15).

Alexandra Fricova was the best for Slovakia with 13 points. Lauryn Hovey and Olivia Boulding had 12 and 11 for Canada, respectively.

Agustina Campanella scored 16 points to lead Argentina, and Valentina Vaulet and Avril Garcia followed with 13 each. Aime Topete had 16 points as the best Mexican scorer and Sara Cantu added 10.