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    FIGHTING IRISH Andrea McHugh (right)
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    Andrea McHugh (right)
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    Aug. 4, 2011

    NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Notre Dame outside hitter Andrea McHugh and the U.S. Women's Junior National Team fell to China, 3-1 (20-25, 25-19, 25-16, 25-23) last Sunday in the bronze medal match of the FIVB Women's Junior World Championships Peru 2011 held in Lima at the Eduardo Dibos Gymnasium.

    "I am extremely proud of our team," United States head coach Rob Browning said. "They have represented USA and USA Volleyball as well as anyone could. In the end, Italy, Brazil and China were too much for us, but we proved that this team is one of the best in the world."

    The U.S. team finished fourth with a 4-4 record in the tournament.

    McHugh contributed court action in the fourth set of the team's final match. The United States racked up 46 kills on 142 attacks for a .324 average in the contest.

    "Congratulations to China," Browning said. "They deserve the bronze medal and we have a lot of respect for their team."

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