Former Cardinal Players Lead U.S. To Gold-Medal Match Sunday

June 12, 2010

 

STANFORD, Calif. - Former Stanford standouts Ogonna Nnamani and Cynthia Barboza help lead the U.S. Women's National Team to a 25-18, 25-23, 29-27 win over Cuba in the semi-final match on Saturday, at the Montreux Volley Masters Tournament in Switzerland.

The United States will face China in the Montreux Volley Masters gold-medal match on Sunday at 4 p.m. local time (7 a.m. PT) to conclude the Montreux Tournament. Earlier in the day China defeated Pool A winner Russia in the first semi-final.

Nnamani registered 10 kills and a block for 11 points, while Barboza added nine points via eight kills and a block. The U.S. out-blocked Cuba 12-5 for the match and took advantage of 29 Cuban errors. Cuba maintained advantages of 41-36 in kills and 3-2 in aces.

Montreux Volley Masters Schedule
June 8
Cuba def. Netherlands 25-18, 25-22, 17-25, 25-23
USA def. Japan 25-23, 25-23, 25-21
China def. Poland 25-17, 25-23, 25-17

June 9
USA def. Germany 19-25, 35-33, 25-20, 25-22
China def. Netherlands 25-19, 25-20, 25-19
Russia def. Japan 25-16, 25-19, 25-21

June 10
Netherlands def. Poland 25-23, 16-25, 25-16, 25-23
Russia def. Germany 25-21, 25-21, 25-21
Cuba def. China 28-26, 22-25, 25-22, 19-25, 15-8

June 11
Japan def. Germany 26-24, 24-26, 25-19, 25-16
Cuba def. Poland 25-22, 25-21, 25-22
Russia def. USA 22-25, 25-13, 25-23, 25-18

June 12
Pool Crossover
Poland (4B) def. Japan (3A) 26-24, 23-25, 25-20, 25-16
Netherlands (3B) def. Germany (4A) 25-20, 25-16, 17-25, 25-19
China (2B) def. Russia (1A) 19-25, 25-21, 25-21, 25-23
USA (2A) def. Cuba (1B) 25-18, 25-23, 29-27

June 13
Medal Round Matches
Match for 5th Place: Poland vs. Netherlands, 11 a.m. (2 a.m. PT)
Bronze Medal Match: Russia vs. Cuba, 1:30 p.m. (4:30 a.m. PT)
Gold Medal Match: USA vs. China, 4 p.m. (7 a.m. PT)

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