TULSA, Oklahoma, USA, July 20, 2022 – Team USA
beat Peru, 3-0 (25-12, 25-11, 25-15) on
Wednesday and will advance straight to the
semifinals of the Girls U19 Pan American Cup
after winning its pool 3-0 at the Cox Business
Convention Center in Tulsa.
The U.S. Girls (3-0) will get Thursday off while
they await their semifinal opponent. Peru (0-3)
will play in the fifth-place bracket, which also
Although each set started close, the United
States pulled away each time and ended up
leading the match in attacks (40-19), blocks
(8-1) and aces (9-2). The U.S. committed 16
scoring errors and Peru committed 18.
Outside hitter Harper Murray of the U.S. started
the first two sets and led all scorers with 12
points on nine attacks, two aces and one block.
Outside hitter Kira Hutson scored 11 points on
eight kills, two aces and one block.
Outside hitter Fabiana Hurtado led her team with
seven points on six kills and one ace.
USA Head Coach Jamie Morrison I think the
biggest thing is the growth of the players who
are in this tournament. I thought today we could
have been a little bit better. Overall, I’m
happy with the progress the team has made and
going undefeated is a great accomplishment.
Peru Head Coach Walter Lung: For us, it’s a big
opportunity to play against the USA because we
consider them one of the best teams in the
world. We think that the girls played well,
considering their level. They made their best
effort and we played with three girls who are 15
years old. These are young kids. We want to
finish the tournament in the best place