Bachman Shines for Team USA
July 7, 2003
SALTILLO, Mexico - Former Bruin Wiz Bachman helped the U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team capture the Pan American Cup with a 3-0 win over the DominicanRepublic at the Coahuila Convention Center Saturday night.
With the 25-20-25-18, 25-19 win, Team USA finished the tournament with aperfect 5-0 record. More importantly, the United States qualified forthe 2004 FIVB World Grand Prix earlier in the week by being one of thetop three finishers at the Pan American Cup from the NORCECA volleyballconfederation.
Cuba and Dominican Republic also qualified for next year's World GrandPrix from NORCECA, while Brazil will be the South Americanrepresentative.
In the third-place match, Cuba defeated Brazil in three sets.
Three members of Team USA were honored for their play at the conclusionof the tournament. Bachman (Farmington, Minn.) was named BestBlocker, Lindsey Berg (Honolulu, Hawaii) was named Best Setter and LoganTom (Salt Lake City, Utah) captured Best Receiver accolades.
Milagros Cabral of the Dominican Republic was named Most Valuable Player.
Cuba def. Brazil, 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 32-30)
USA def. Dominican Republic, 3-0 (25-20-25-18, 25-19)
Best PlayersBest Attacker: Milagros Cabral (DOM)Best Blocker: Wiz Bachman (USA)Best Defense: Alexandra Spreb (BRA)Best Libero: Evelyn Carreras (DOM)Best Receiver: Logan Tom (USA)Best Server: Zoila Barros (CUB)Best Setter: Lindsey Berg (USA)Most Valuable Player: Milagros Cabral (DOM)
Final Standings1. USA2. Dominican Republic3. Cuba4. Brazil5. Venezuela6. Canada7. Puerto Rico8. Mexico
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