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James Shaw at the junior world championships.
Shaw Leads U.S. at Jr. Worlds
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 09/02/2013

IZMIR, Turkey – Stanford’s James Shaw started for the first time at the FIVB Men’s Under-21 Volleyball World Championships, and set the United States to a sweep over Canada in the 11th-place match Sunday.

Shaw had had 11 assists, two blocks, two digs, and a kill in the 25-16, 25-17, 25-18 victory. The match concluded the tournament for the U.S., which went 4-4 in the 17th biennial event.

Shaw played in 20 sets overall. During a four-set consolation bracket victory over Egypt, Shaw started the second and third sets and had 14 assists, two digs, and a block.

In the Pool C opening round, in which the U.S. finished second of five teams, Shaw had two service aces in a sweep of Rwanda and another in a four-set loss to Tunisia.

The following is a rundown of U.S. results:

Pool C

Aug. 22: U.S. d. Rwanda, 25-11, 25-18, 27-29, 25-14

Aug. 23: Serbia d. U.S., 25-23, 25-23, 25-17

Aug. 25: Tunisia d. U.S. 25-23, 25-19, 16-25, 25-22

Aug. 26: U.S. d. Canada, 25-15, 25-15, 25-22

Round of 16

Aug. 28: Brazi d. U.S., 25-22, 23-25, 25-18, 25-22

Consolation bracket

Aug. 30: U.S. d. Egypt, 22-25, 25-21, 25-23, 25-20

Aug. 31: Serbia d. U.S., 26-24, 25-22, 19-25, 26-24

11th place

Sept. 1: U.S. d. Canada, 25-16, 25-17, 25-18



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