Kreklow, Team USA Sweep Through Pan Am Pool Play

MUTIGERS.COM <i>Molly Kreklow has started the last two matches for Team USA.</i>
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Molly Kreklow has started the last two matches for Team USA.
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June 17, 2014

MEXICO CITY - Former Mizzou volleyball All-American setter Molly Kreklow (Delano, Minn.) and Team USA swept through pool play at the 214 Pan American Volleyball Championship after downing Costa Rica 25-13, 25-9, 25-11, on June 14. Kreklow started the match for Team USA and tallied a pair of points and was credited with 23 running sets and no faults on 73 attempts. She set Team USA to .333 hitting in the match. Team USA went a perfect 4-0 in pool play, not dropping a set.

In Team USA's third win of the tournament on June 13, Kreklow led an American offense that got kills on 44.4-percent of its attempts while hitting .284. She had 26 running sets in the match as her team defeated Puerto Rico 25-18, 25-13, 25-17. She started that match as well.

Kreklow and Team USA will open playoff action Wednesday as the Americans will look to be the first-ever team to win three consecutive Pan American Championships. The playoffs begin Tuesday with four quarterfinal matches. Team USA will play at 8 p.m. (CT) on Wednesday.

Playoffs
June 17: 4B vs. 5A, Classification 7-10, 3 .m. PT (at Hidalgo, Mexico)
June 17: 4A vs. 5B, Classification 7-10, 5 p.m. PT (at Hidalgo, Mexico)
June 17: 2A vs. 3B, Quarterfinals, 4 p.m. PT (at Mexico City, Mexico)
June 17: 2B vs. 3A, Quarterfinals, 6 p.m. PT (at Mexico City, Mexico)
June 18: Match 32 Loser vs. Match 33 Loser, 9th Place Match, 4 p.m. PT (at Hidalgo, Mexico)
June 18: Match 32 Winner vs Match 33 Winner, 7th Place Match, 6 p.m. PT (at Hidalgo, Mexico)
June 18: 1A vs. Quarterfinal Winner Match 34/35, Semifinals, 4 p.m. PT (at Mexico City, Mexico)
June 18: 1B vs. Quarterfinal Winner Match 34/35, Semifinals, 6 p.m. PT (at Mexico City, Mexico)
June 19: Match 34 Loser vs. Match 35 Loser, 5th Place Match, 2 p.m. PT (at Mexico City, Mexico)
June 19: Semifinal Losers, Bronze Medal Match, 4 p.m. PT (at Mexico City, Mexico)
June 19: Semifinal Winners, Gold Medal Match, 6 p.m. PT (at Mexico City, Mexico)

 

 

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