The USA women’s national team hosted their final Red-Blue Scrimmage at Kennedy High School in LaPalma, California on June 2. The scrimmage consisted of four sets played to 25 points, with players switching between the Red and Blue teams.
Megan Courtney led all scorers with 13 points on 11 kills and 2 service aces. Michelle Bartsch and Madi Kingdon followed with 12 points each; Bartsch had 8 kills and 4 blocks, while Kingdon finished with 9 kills, 2 service aces, and 1 block.
All of the active middle-blockers for USA contributed well in the scrimmage. Lauren Gibbemeyer tallied 5 kills, 4 blocks, and 1 service ace. Tori Dixon, who just recently returned to playing after an ACL tear, finished with 5 kills, 3 blocks, and 1 service ace. Sisters Paige Tapp and Hannah Tapp had 9 and 8 points respectively. Paige collected 3 kills, 4 blocks, and 2 service aces, while Hannah had 5 kills and 3 blocks.
Opposite hitter Aiyana Whitney finished with 6 kills and 3 blocks, while Kelly Murphy tallied 7 kills. Reigning AVCA Player of the Year, Sarah Wilhite, totaled 6 kills.
Setters Lauren Carlini and Micha Hancock rounded out the scoring with 3 points each.
The USA women’s team will now prepare for the FIVB World Grand Prix, which begins July. The 21-player roster was just released for this tournament.