East Volleyball Schedule Change
Big change of plans for East volleyball. Due to construction at Miller High school the volleyball games have been changed up.
New dates are listed below
August 31, 2018 has been changed to being played at East High school times are 5:30 varsity, freshman and JV after varsity game
October 2 2018 has been changed to being played at Miller High school times are 5,5 and 6
The U.S. Girls’ Youth National Team closed out the NORCECA U18 Girls’ Continental Championship Pool B by defeating host Honduras 25-12, 25-10, 25-13 in a balanced attack on Wednesday evening in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
By finishing with a 3-0 record and atop Pool B, the U.S. advances directly to Friday’s semifinals where it will face one of two quarterfinal winners. Cuba won Pool A to also advance to the semifinals. The quarterfinals will have Canada facing Honduras and Dominican Republic playing Nicaragua. The final classification matches take place on Saturday with the top two finishers earning berths to the 2019 FIVB Girls’ U18 World Championship.
“Whoever our next opponent is, they will be quite good,” U.S. Girls’ Youth National Team Head Coach Jim Stone said. “I think, more than anything else, we want to try and get into the competitive aspect of the game. I think we were trying hard tonight to almost play perfect volleyball. We don’t need to play perfect volleyball. We just need to play competitive and hard with emotion and spirit. I think it was a learning experience as it was a great atmosphere in the arena tonight. I thought our kids weren’t bothered by the atmosphere. They were just trying to play too perfect. Hopefully that will be a learning experience.”
The U.S. outscored Honduras 17-6 to close out the first set in which the host team stayed close early on. In the second set, Team USA scored 16 of the final 19 points to win 25-10 after Honduras stayed close at 9-7. The Americans controlled most of the third set after Honduras trailed only 6-5 in the early stages as the U.S. won 25-13.
U.S. middle Devyn Robinson (Ankeny, Iowa) scored a match-high 15 points with eight kills on 13 attacks, five aces and two blocks. Outside hitter Jess Mruzik (Livonia, Michigan) added 12 kills on 19 swings and a block for 13 points. Outside hitter and captain Allison Jacobs (Stevenson Ranch, California) charted eight kills on 13 errorless swings and an ace for nine points.
“It was fun,” Robinson said about playing in front of a big crowd. “I just kind of focused on the game and didn’t pay attention to the crowd.”
Opposite Emily Londot (Utica, Ohio) contributed eight kills on 16 attacks in the victory. Middle CC Crawford (Kansas City, Missouri) chalked up five kills on eight attacks, one block and one ace for seven points. Setters Kami Miner (Redondo Beach, California) and Kennedi Orr (Eagan, Minnesota) had a matching two points with a block and ace apiece. Outside hitter Sydney Taylor (Grove City, Ohio) rounded out the scoring with an ace as a defensive specialist.
2018 NORCECA Girls’ U18 Continental Championship Schedule for USA
Aug. 27: USA def. Nicaragua 25-6, 25-11, 25-12 Aug. 28: USA def. Barbados 25-10, 25-7, 25-16 Aug. 29: USA def. Honduras 25-12, 25-10, 25-13 Aug. 30: Quarterfinals (can bypass by winning Pool B) Aug. 31: Semifinals Sept. 1: Medal Rounds and Final Classification
Libero Hattie Monson (Morris, Illinois) tallied five digs and five excellent receptions on nine attempts. Mruzik added five digs and three excellent receptions.
Miner was credited with seven running sets on 34 set attempts, while Orr had six running sets on 16 total set attempts in her limited action. The two setters led Team USA to a 59.4 kill percent and .507 hitting efficiency (41-6-69). In contrast, the American defense limited Honduras to a 12.9 kill percent and negative .048 hitting efficiency (8-11-62).
Courtesy: USA Volleyball