Notebook: Maggie Mendelson takes bronze with the U18 team of the USA volleyball; Ogden football 8-0 in region 13 | News, sports, jobs
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Fremont High’s Maggie Mendelson hits the ball during the 6A volleyball semifinals against Lone Peak at Hillcrest High in Midvale on November 6, 2020.
The US volleyball U18 team did not get the medal they wanted at this year’s World Cup in Mexico. But Americans still come home with silver cutlery or maybe “bronze dishes”.
Team USA defeated Serbia in the game for third place on Wednesday in four sets (25-23, 25-18, 26-28, 25-18) and won the bronze medal at the FIVB U18 World Championship.
For those who keep the score, that’s two medals this summer and fall on the international stage for Maggie Mendelson, a Fremont High junior who started in the middle for USA volleyball. She won a gold medal with USA Basketball at the FIBA Americas Championship before taking bronze at the Volleyball World Championship on Wednesday.
Team USA missed a game for gold after being dispatched in straight sets – 25-23, 25-18, 25-22 – by Italy in Tuesday’s semi-finals.
The Americans reached the semifinals by outlasting Turkey in a five-set quarter-final affair on Monday that came after a five-set win over Argentina. Team USA were two sets to one behind Turkey in the quarter-finals before winning the fourth set 25:21 and the fifth set 15: 9.
In that match, Mendelson had four kills and five blocks.
In the game against Argentina, the Americans were also two sets to one behind, before they were 25:18 in the fourth game and 15: 7 in the fifth. Mendelson had 10 kills, two aces, and a block.
Team USA remained unbeaten 4-0 in the group game and won three games against Romania, Thailand and Puerto Rico. The fourth group game against Nigeria was canceled because Nigeria’s team had visa problems and had to give up their games.
The Americans went into the championship rounds a little more rested than some other teams, but the 10 sets over two games before the semi-finals were tough on the legs, said US coach Jamie Morrison in a statement.
OGDEN 3, GRANTSVILLE 1
Three different players scored when Ogden (11-3, 8-0 Region 13) stayed at the top of Region 13.
Tori Kalista, Ruth Larsen and Maya Robinson found the Tigers’ gates. Kalista, Grace Pulley and Kate Wadsworth supported a goal.
MORGAN 5, BEN LOMOND 0
Lacie Poll and Brecklee Charlton both scored two goals and C Wardell set up two goals in Morgan’s shutout win against Ben Lomond (7-7, 5-3 Region 13).
Macie Burton scored a goal and Charlton assisted a goal. Madison Wangsgard conceded the goal for the Trojans (11-2, 6-1).
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