Emerson Rodriguez scored 31 points, but it was not enough to complete Venezuela’s comeback effort in a five-set loss to Puerto Rico. Meanwhile, Argentina continued on to a 3-0 Pan Am Cup start and semifinal berth with a 3-0 win over Canada.
Argentina remained undefeated in Pool B play with a sweep of Venezuela, while Puerto Rico earned its first win of the tournament with a 3-0 victory over the host Canadians on Wednesday.
After back to back silver medals at the Pan Am Cup, Argentina began its push for more with an easy sweep of Puerto Rico. Meanwhile, home-standing Canada bested Venezuela in four sets to wrap up Day 1 action in Pool B.