Wong-Orantes helps Team USA To bronze medal

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Nebraska volleyball libero Justine Wong-Orantes helped the U.S. Women’s National Team earn the bronze medal at the Pan American Cup in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on Sunday. 

The U.S. rebounded from its only loss of the tournament on Saturday to Puerto Rico in the semifinal to defeat Cuba in the consolation match, 3-1 (20-25, 25-9, 25-15, 25-9). 

Wong-Orantes, a rising senior and the reigning Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year for the national champion Huskers, led the Americans again with 17 digs in their last match of the nine-day tournament.

Wong-Orantes averaged 4.8 digs per set while starting each of the the USA’s seven matches. 

Host Dominican Republic won the title over Puerto Rico, 3-2.