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U19 Girls’ Silver Medal for Canada

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, July 20, 2024: Canada will bring home silver after the United States won the title at the 2024 Girls U19 NORCECA Continental Championship in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

The United States beat Canada 3-1 (25-17, 20-25, 26-24, 25-14) in the gold-medal match on Friday night. Despite the loss, Canada won a set – the United States’ first set-loss of the tournament.

United States finished the tournament with a perfect 5-0 record, earning its ninth NORCECA title in this category. Canada concluded with a 4-2 record and won their second silver medal in the history of the event, the first was in 2018, also held in Honduras. USA also beat Canada in the group play, but Canada defeated Puerto Rico and Cuba in their pool; as well as Costa Rica and Mexico in the playoff rounds.

In the final, USA dominated in serving (17-1). The Americans also held advantage in kills (53-42) but gave away 28 points on errors compared to Canada’s 18. The Canadians had a slight edge in blocks (9-8).

United States outside hitter Audrey Flanagan led all scorers in the match with 18 points (14 kills, one block, three aces). Middle blocker Manaia Ogbechie contributed 16 points (11 kills, three blocks, two aces). Outside hitter Henley Anderson added 14 points (9 kills, one block, and a match-high of four aces).

For Canada, middle blocker Carmen Waye led with 16 points (12 attacks, a match-high of four blocks). Outside hitter Sol Henson scored 12 attacking points.

Canada's Avaya Maga told Norceca.net: "It was an exciting match. I am so proud of our group for how hard we fought, we competed very hard and kept it very close. Overall, I am so proud of how we represented our country and battled.”

Info & results:  www.norceca.net

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