USA breezes past St. Vincent in NORCECA pool-play round

The United States clinched a quarterfinals berth at the NORCECA Junior Continental Championship in convincing fashion.

St. Vincent and the Grenandines was held to single-digits in all three games as the United States swept its pool-play match 25-8, 25-8, 25-9 on Tuesday in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The United States in the victory had a tournament-best .760 attack percentage and committed two attack errors throughout the entire match.


Ohio State freshman outside attacker Michael Henchy had a match-high nine kills against St. Vincent and the Grenandines. This was the second consecutive match that Henchy led the United States in kills.

Hency was one of three U.S. players with at least five kills in the preliminary match. Pepperdine outside attacker Matt Tarantino had six kills, while Ohio State middle attacker Driss Guessous had five kills.

The United States has yet to lose a game in the pool-play round. In its opener, the United States swept Honduras on Monday.

With its victory against St. Vincent and the Grenandines, the United States enters its pool-play finale against Mexico on Wednesday having already clinched at least a quarterfinals.

If the United States defeats Mexico, it will clinch the pool title and earn a bye into the semifinals.