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Olmstead helps U.S. Women’s National Team earn bronze

(Photo by NORCECA)

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – BYU women’s volleyball head coach Heather Olmstead helped the U.S. Women’s National Team earn bronze as an assistant coach at the 2016 Pan American Cup with its win over Cuba Sunday.

This marks the seventh-straight year that the U.S. has medaled at the Pan Am Cup.

Team USA finished play in Pool B with a perfect 5-0 record, including sweeps against Peru, Trinidad & Tobago, Costa Rica and Argentina and a five-set come-from-behind thriller against Cuba.

The U.S. received a bye through the quarterfinals of the medal rounds before falling to Puerto Rico 3-1 (25-20, 21-25, 25-17, 25-20) in the semis. Team USA then beat Cuba in four sets (20-25, 25-9, 25-15, 25-9) to clinch the bronze medal.

Visit TeamUSA.org for more information on the bronze medal match against Cuba.

Pool Play Results for Team USA
July 2: USA def. Peru 25-20, 25-19, 27-25
July 3: USA def. Trinidad & Tobago 25-11, 25-13, 25-19
July 4: USA def. Cuba 19-25, 25-20, 18-25, 25-15, 15-7
July 5: USA def. Costa Rica 25-16, 25-10, 25-18
July 6: USA def. Argentina 25-14, 25-13, 25-23

Medal Round Results for Team USA
July 9: Puerto Rico def. USA 25-20, 21-25, 25-17, 25-20
July 10: USA def. Cuba 20-25, 25-9, 25-15, 25-9 (Bronze-Medal Match)

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