June 2, 2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 1, 2010) - The U.S. Women's National A2 Blue Team captured the Open Division gold medal Tuesday afternoon at the USA Volleyball Open National Championships being held at the Phoenix Convention Center. The tournament, which began on May 29, continues through June 5.
USA A2 Blue swept Exterminators 25-19, 25-13, 28-26 in the championship match. Earlier in the day, USA A2 Blue blanked Exterminators to advance directly to the gold-medal match.
Juliann Faucette (San Diego), a rising college senior at University of Texas, was named the tournament's most valuable player after scoring a match-high 20 points in the final. She notched her points on 16 kills via 33 attacks, three blocks and an ace. Tarrah Murrey (El Cerrito, Calif.), a rising junior at California-Berkeley, added 15 kills on 31 attacks with just two errors. Jen Doris (Houston), a rising senior at Texas, contributed 11 points, while Texas rising junior Rachael Adams (Cincinnati) chalked up 10 points. All told, Longhorn players scored 41 of the team's 64 individual points.
Carli Lloyd (Bonsall, Calif.), a rising senior at California who was participating in her third USA Volleyball Open National Championships with the A2 program, set USA Blue to a 44 kill percent and .358 hitting efficiency from her setter position. She tacked on six individual points with four kills and two blocks. Rounding out the scoring was University of San Diego rising senior Ali Troost's (Hemet, Calif.) two points.
The USA Volleyball High Performance pipeline A2 Teams have been competing in the Open Division since 2003. Its only other championships in the event were in 2004 and 2008. The USA A2 Program is the only team with more than one Women's Open Division title in the last eight years.
In addition to Faucette, the Women's Open Division All-Tournament Team included Murrey and Lloyd from the USA A2 Blue Team, Heather Kisner and Sonja Newcombe from the silver-medalist Exterminators, and Laura DeBruler (Downers Grove, Ill.) from the USA A2 Red Team.
USA A2 Red won the bronze medal after falling to the Exterminators in the consolation semifinals.
2nd City/Premier won the Men's Open Division in a one-set playoff victory over OCVC/Smack. 2nd City Premier won the playoff 25-16 after OCVC won forced the playoff with a 25-23, 29-27, 19-25, 21-25, 16-14 victory.
For full championship results, click here. For additional information on the USA Volleyball Open National Championships, click here.
A total of 16 divisions were settled by Tuesday afternoon, while 11 championships will be decided in the second wave (June 2-5). Below are all medal results through June 1.
2010 U.S. Women's National A2 Blue Team # - Name (College, Position, College Eligibility Left, Height, Hometown) 1 - Rachael Adams (Texas, MB, 2, 6-2, Cincinnati, Ohio) 2 - Jen Doris (Texas, MB, 1, 6-5, Houston, Texas) 3 - Juliann Faucette (Texas, OH, 1, 6-2, San Diego, Calif.) 4 - Lindsay Fletemier (Dayton, MB, 1, 6-6, Garden City, Mich.) 5 - Nikki Fowler (Tennessee, OH, 1, 6-2, Dallas, Texas) 6 - Carli Lloyd (California-Berkeley, S, 1, 5-11, Bonsall, Calif.) 7 - Tarah Murrey (California-Berkeley, OH, 2, 6-3, El Cerrito, Calif.) 8 - Juliane Piggott (UC Irvine, OH, 1, 6-2, Newport Beach, Calif.) 9 - Evan Sanders (Colorado State, S, 2, 6-0, Lafayette, Colo.) 10 - Ali Troost (San Diego, OPP, 1, 6-1, Hemet, Calif.) 11 - Sydney Yogi (Texas, L, 2, 5-2, Honolulu) 12 - Ashley Mass (Iowa State, L, 1, 5-8, Muskego, Wis.)
Head Coach: Mark Rosen (University of Michigan) Assistant Coach: Jill Kramer (University of Virginia) Technical Support: John Newman-Gonchar (Loyola Marymount University)
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