USA Women's Volleyball Ends World Univ. Games with Win

July 10, 1999

Palma de Mallorca, Spain - The United States women's volleyball team defeated Canada 3-1 (25-14, 25-20, 23-25, 25-23) Saturday at Galatzo in its final game of the World University Games. With the victory, Team USA finishes with a 4-2 record and in ninth place. The U.S. had a balanced attack, featuring four players with at least seven kills, led by Kerri Walsh, who had nine in the match.

Team USA jumped out early on their neighbors to the north, racing to an 8-2 lead in game one. The U.S. was never really threatened after that, as Canada could only get as close as three points the rest of the way (9-6). UCLA's Elisabeth Bachman (Farmington, Minn.), who had another outstanding match for the red, white and blue, had three of her team-high seven blocks in the opening frame.

Though game two was a little tighter, the United States never trailed after a 4-0 run gave them a 9-7 lead. Late in the game, Canada cut the lead to one (21-20) but proceded to commit three consecutive hitting errors. With a game point opportunity, a kill by Nancy Meendering put the U.S. up two games to none.

Game three looked to be a copy of the preceding game when Team USA battled back from an early deficit to hold a commanding 22-18 lead. However, Canada scored seven of the next eight points to steal game three.

The match then looked to be heading for a fifth game when the Canadians grabbed a quick 12-4 lead in the fourth game. Steadily, the Americans chipped away until a 5-0 run pulled them within a point (18-17). Canada continued to hold off Team USA until Walsh and Jenna Wrobel strung together back-to-back kills to give the U.S. its first lead of the game, 23-22. A block and another kill by Wrobel, sandwiched around a Canadian kill, completed the comeback and gave the United States its fourth win in a row.

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Saturday, Aug 29
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
(25-19, 25-21, 25-16)
Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
(15-25, 23-25, 27-29)
Friday, Sep 04
vs. American University
Honolulu, HI
(25-19, 25-19, 25-18)
Saturday, Sep 05
vs. Iowa
Honolulu, HI
(25-20, 25-16, 25-13)
Sunday, Sep 06
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
(25-16, 25-27, 25-17, 28-26)
Friday, Sep 11
vs. San Diego
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-13, 24-26, 25-21, 25-23)
Saturday, Sep 12
vs. SMU
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-20, 25-22, 25-16)
Sunday, Sep 13
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-19, 27-25, 25-23)
Friday, Sep 18
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
(25-23, 25-17, 25-21)
Friday, Sep 18
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
(25-20, 19-25, 25-17, 25-14)
Wednesday, Sep 23
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
(22-25, 12-25, 19-25)
Sunday, Sep 27
at California
Berkeley, CA
(25-20, 27-25, 25-16)
Friday, Oct 02
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
(29-31, 16-25, 15-25)
Sunday, Oct 04
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
(25-20, 25-18, 30-28)
Friday, Oct 09 - 5:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, Oct 11 - 11:00 AM PST
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
Friday, Oct 16 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 18 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 23 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Oct 25 - 12:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Oct 30 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 11:00 AM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Wednesday, Nov 04 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Nov 12 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 15 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 20 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Nov 22 - 11:00 AM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Wednesday, Nov 25 - 8:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 27 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Dec 04 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA First Round
Saturday, Dec 05 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
Friday, Dec 11 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
Saturday, Dec 12 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
Thursday, Dec 17 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Omaha, NE
Saturday, Dec 19 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Omaha, NE