The No. 2 overall seed was already in trouble.
The inconsistent play that plagued Houston Jrs 18 Elite earlier this season returned. If the group didn’t get it turned around quickly, the hopes of breaking pool and contending for a medal in 18 USA could be over in a matter of matches.
With only two of the six teams advancing from pool play, there was little margin for error after being upset by SA Lightning 181 Natl, 20-25, 25-17, 15-8, Friday morning. Another loss in the next four contests could knock HJV out of the top two.
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