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Volleyball - 20. July 2010.

U.S. Women's Sitting Team Takes Silver at Worlds

EDMOND, Okla. - After driving through the 2010 Sitting Volleyball World Championships with relative ease, the U.S. Women's Sitting Volleyball ran into a roadblock called China in the gold medal match and fell 25-18, 25-20, 25-15 on Sunday at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO).

The U.S. Women's Team won the silver medal and finished the tournament with a match record of 7-1 and a set record of 21-5. China finishes at 8-0 and a set record of 24-1.

The U.S. Women's Sitting Team played well at times during the match, but didn't keep up a consistent attack against China.

"We did do some things we wanted to do when we were in system," U.S. Women's Head Coach Bill Hamiter (Bethany, Okla.) said. "We knew (China's Yuhong Sheng) would get her swings. When we were in-system and getting our swings, they weren't picking up on it."

Complete release is posted at http://usavolleyball.org/news/article/37337.

Sitting Worlds Notes: What's Next for U.S. Teams?

EDMOND, Okla. - What's next for the U.S. Women's and Men's Sitting Volleyball Teams after the 2010 World Championships?

After his team qualified on Saturday, more than two years ahead of time, for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London (Aug. 29-Sept. 9), U.S. Women's Team Head Coach Bill Hamiter (Bethany, Okla.) is relishing in the time he will have to prepare the team.

"There are so many things we can do now that we don't have to worry about qualifying," Hamiter said. "I'm already thinking about how I can help them develop the skills we need to continue to rise."

Complete release is posted at http://usavolleyball.org/news/article/37338.
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