USA move to Top-8, Canada and Mexico to 9-16 round

DURANGO, Mexico, September 27, 2021 – United States held off a resilient Argentina to win 3-2 (26-24, 23-25, 21-25, 25-18, 15-7) their Round of 16 contest at the U18 FIVB Girls’ World Championship on Monday.

Also, Italy romped past over Canada in straight sets 3-0 (25-10, 25-10, 25-13) and Turkey beat Mexico 3-0 (25-17, 25-13, 25-17).

The USA team advanced to the top-eight competition while Canada and Mexico join Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico in the consolation round of the 9 to 16 positions.

McKenna Wucherer led United States with 25 points, including two blocks and four aces, and Harper Murray contributed 17 points to the victory. Margaret Mendelson and Rebekah Allick chipped in with 13 and 10, respectively.

Nicole Perez stood out for Argentina with 22 points, followed by Valentina Vaulet with 15.