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.
The United States and Dominican Republic will battle for the Pan American Cup title for the second straight year after each won semifinal matches on Friday.
Columbia picked up its second win of the Pan Am Cup, smoking Mexico in a sweep. Meanwhile, Brazil kept its stranglehold atop Group C and punched its ticket to the semis with a five-set win over Argentina.
After falling behind 2-0, Brazil rallied for a five-set win over Columbia to remain atop Pool C, while Mexico won every statistical category in a sweep of Argentina to wrap up Day 2.
Brazil outdid Mexico in every way in a sweep to open Pool C, while Columbia outlasted Argentina in the lone five-set match of Day 1 at the Pan American Cup.