Joel Schneidmiller scored 23 points, 21 on attacks and two blocks for the U.S. team in a 3-1 victory over the host team, Bahrain, in pool lay at the U19 World Volleyball Championships in . Schneidmiller of Saratoga, Calif., will be a freshman at UC-Irvine.
The American triumphed, 28-26, 25-19, 20-25 and 25-23 in their first match. The U.S. will face Puerto Rico today, Tunisia on Monday and Egypt on Tuesday in Pool A play before the elimination rounds begin.
Former Canisius High star Devin Joslyn, who is an entering freshman at Loyola of Chicago, did not see action in the match for the U.S.