Monday, 22 Jul 2024

U.S. Boys U19 Team Qualification for Worlds and Advancement to Semifinals

The U.S. Boys U19 National Team has achieved a significant milestone by qualifying for the FIVB U19 World Championship and advancing to the semifinals. In an impressive display of skill and teamwork, the team defeated Mexico 3-0 (25-21, 25-13, 25-13) in Guatemala City on Wednesday.

Path to Qualification

The U.S. Boys U19 team swept Pool B with a 3-0 record, securing their spot in the semifinals and earning one of the four available tickets to the age-group World Championship. Their next challenge awaits against Chile (2-2), with the match scheduled for Friday at 5 p.m. PT. In their previous encounter during the pool play, the U.S. emerged victorious over Chile, winning 3-0 (26-24, 25-13, 25-11).

Statistics and Achievements

The U.S. team showcased their prowess in various aspects of the game. With a commanding performance, they led Mexico 11-0 in aces, as well as in kills (36-18) and blocks (9-1). Although Mexico committed fewer errors than the U.S. (19-28), it was evident that the U.S. Boys were in control of the match.

Standout Players

Several players stood out during the game, contributing significantly to the team’s success. Opposite Finn Kearney and outside hitter Sterling Foley led the United States with 15 points each, showcasing their attacking and blocking abilities. Outside hitter Sean Kelly added 10 points, displaying his skills in both kills and aces. Middle blockers Kaumana Carreira and Reed Wainwright also made valuable contributions, scoring six and five points respectively.

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Reactions from the Team

The U.S. Boys U19 team expressed their excitement and satisfaction with their performance. Outside hitter Sean Kelly highlighted the team’s improvement in all areas of the game, emphasizing the importance of teamwork.

Follow the Matches

Fans can watch the matches via live stream on Facebook Live. The matches will be available at “Fnvg Voleibol Guate,” with the exception of all of Guatemala’s matches, which can be streamed exclusively on “Comité Olímpico Guatemalteco.”

FAQs

Q: When is the U.S. Boys U19 team playing their semifinal match?
A: The U.S. Boys U19 team is scheduled to play their semifinal match against Chile at 5 p.m. PT on Friday.

Q: Which players have been standout performers for the U.S. team?
A: Finn Kearney and Sterling Foley have been standout performers, leading the team with 15 points each in the match against Mexico.

Q: Where can I watch the matches?
A: The matches can be streamed on Facebook Live at “Fnvg Voleibol Guate,” except for Guatemala’s matches, which are available exclusively on “Comité Olímpico Guatemalteco.”

Conclusion

The U.S. Boys U19 National Team’s qualification for the World Championship and advancement to the semifinals is a testament to their dedication and skill. With an impressive performance against Mexico, the team has set their sights on the upcoming match against Chile. Stay tuned to witness the exciting journey of the U.S. Boys U19 team as they aim for glory in the FIVB U19 World Championship.

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