WATCH LIVE: Team USA Fights For Spot In Semis Against Costa Rica

  0 Carly DeMarque | September 29th, 2017 | International Volleyball, News, NORCECA volleyball, U.S. Men's National Team


Team USA and Costa Rica will battle it out in the quarterfinals of the 2017 NORCECA Men’s World Qualifier for a shot at the semifinals against Canada.

The United States has started out the competition on a strong foot but were not able to bypass their way into the semifinals due to a lower point ratio than Canada or Mexico. Now they will have to fight to keep their chances alive for a spot in the 2018 World Championships. Matthew Anderson has been a strong point for the American crew, posting 16 points in the team’s win over Guatemala on day one. Thomas Jaeschke, Taylor Sander and Maxwell Holt have also been strong contributors for the team throughout the competition. In his debut match with the national team, Mitch Stahl posted 10 points in the teams win against the Dominican Republic.

Costa Rica has had strong outputs from a number of players including Alberto Blanco who posted 23 points in the team win over Montinique. Jason Brown, Julio Alvarez and Esteban Araya all posted double-digit points in the four-set win as well. Blanco and Araya added another 14 and 11 points, respectively, in the team sweep over St. Vincent while Blanco was only able to produce eight points in the team’s loss to Mexico.

The link to watch live is here on Sport Center 1. You can also watch the adjoining qualification match at the same time at the same link on Sport Center 2.

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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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