The Netherlands and Japan did what they needed to do to cement their spots in the World Championships Final Six and then some, each leapfrogging Serbia for the top two spots in Pool E.
Brazil secured its spot in the second round, while Kazakhstan was eliminated in Pool D on Wednesday. Brazil, the Dominican Republic and Serbia all won in sweeps.
Serbia cruised past Brazil in the most highly anticipated match of Pool D, while the Dominican Republic garnered its first win and Puerto Rico also won in straight sets.
As the Dominican Republic claimed its fifth straight CACG crown, a streak which began in 2002, outside hitter Prisilla Rivera Brens was tabbed as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
Pool A action at the Pan American Cup got under way on Sunday with a pair of sweeps at the hands of Canada and the Dominican Republic.