2018 Pan Am Cup
Math Results – Pool A
- Cuba def. Chile 3-1 (25-22, 17-25, 25-19, 25-21)
- Cuba starts at 1-0 with 4 points; Chile drops to 0-1 with 1 point
Angel Miguel led the match with 21 points for Cuba on 18 kills, 2 blocks, and a service ace. David Miguel scored 14 points on 11 kills, 2 blocks and 1 ace in the victory. Marlon Herrera chipped in 11 points on 10 kills and 1 block for Cuba. Livan Rodriguez, captain and middle blocker, scored 8 points on 7 kills and 1 block. Their other middle blocker, Raul Roamy, led the match with 4 blocks.
Tomas Parraguirre led Chile with 14 points on 14 kills. Vicente Parraguirre was right behind with 13 points on 10 kills, 2 blocks, and an ace. Simon Uteau chipped in 11 points on 8 kills and 3 blocks in the defeat.
Match Results – Pool A
- Mexico def. Guatemala 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 29-27)
- Mexico is 1-0 with 5 points; Guatemala falls to 0-1 with 0 points
Jorge Barajas and Daniel Vargas both opened up the tournament with 14-point performances for Mexico. Vargas posted 12 kills, 1 block, and 1 service ace. Barajas put up 10 kills, 2 blocks, and 2 service aces. Gonzalo De La Cruz scored 9 points on 8 kills and 1 ace in the win.
Andy Blanco of Guatemala led the match with 16 kills, but they were accompanied by 11 errors. He only posted a .125 hitting percentage. Carlost Santiago scored 11 points on 10 kills and a service ace.
Match Results – Pool B
- Brazil def. Dominican Republic 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-14)
- Brazil jumps to 1-0 with 5 points; Dominican Republic falls to 0-1 with 0 points
Alan Souza and Leonardo Nascimiento both scored 14 points to lead the way for Brazil in their sweep over the Dominican Republic. Souza put away 12 kills, 1 ace, and 1 block. Nascimiento posted a match-high 13 kills and 1 service ace. Leandro Santos came off the bench in the second set to score 9 points in the middle for Brazil on a match-high 4 blocks and 5 kills. Brazil out-blocked the Dominican Republic 11 to 1.
Jose Gomez was the only player for the Dominican Republic to score at least 10 points. His 11 points came entirely from kills, and he hit .300 for the match. Elvis De Los Santo was right behind him with 8 points on 7 kills and 1 service ace. He scored 1 of his team’s 2 aces for the match.
Match Results – Pool B
- Canada def. Colombia 3-1 (25-19, 23-25, 25-22, 25, 22)
- Canada is now at 1-0 with 4 points; Colombia is 0-1 with 1 point
It is rare that an outside hitter has the least amount of points in a 4-set win (even behind the setter), but that was the case with Canada on Tuesday. Andrew Richards scored 3 points (all on kills) while hitting .083 in the win. Brett Walsh set Canada to a .350 hitting percentage and scored 7 points (5 kills, 2 blocks). Justin Duff and Danny Demyanenko scored 14 and 12 points respectively in the middle for Canada. Blake Scheerhoorn led the match with 17 kills on 17 kills.
Colombia was led by Gustavo Larrahondo‘s 14 points. The opposite came off the bench in the second set to lead his team in offensive production (13 kills, 1 ace). Ivan Hurtado chipped in 12 points on 10 kills, 1 block, and 1 ace. Kevin Carabali and Leandro Mejia both put up 3 blocks each for Colombia. They finished with an 11 to 8 blocking advantage over Canada in the defeat.
Match Results – Pool C
- United States def. Peru 3-0 (25-21, 25-14, 26-24)
- United States jumps to 1-0 with 5 points; Peru is at 0-1 with 0 points
Kyle Russell of the Berlin Recycling Volleys was the match’s top scorer with 17 points. He scored from 15 kills and 2 service aces. Mitch Stahl was right behind Russell with 10 points in the middle for the USA on 5 kills, 3 blocks, and 2 aces. Price Jarman (played the first 2 sets) and Matthew Pollock (played in the final set) scored 5 and 4 points respectively in the middle. Jake Arnitz played the entire match and scored 5 points from the left side.
David Wiezzorek and Kupono Fey split the duties at the other outside hitter position, scoring 6 and 5 points respectively. James Shaw set the team to a .440 hitting percentage and scored 4 points of his own on 4 kills.
Eduardo Romay led Peru with 12 points on 11 kills and also earned Peru’s only ace in the match. Alvaro Hidalgo was the other player for Peru to produce double-digit scoring with 11 points on 10 kills and a block. Peru only served 1 ace as opposed to 9 from the United States. The United States also held a 6-2 advantage in blocks.
Match Results – Pool C
- Argentina def. Puerto Rico 3-1 (20-25, 25-15, 33-31, 25-17)
- Argentina is 1-0 with 4 points, Puerto Rico is 0-1 with 1 point
Ezequiel Palacios has the second-most points on the day with 20 from 19 kills and a block. His 19 kills were the most on the first day of action. Nicolas Bruno, Argentina’s captain, was right behind with 15 points on 11 kills, 2 blocks, and 2 aces. German Johansen scored 12 points at the opposite position on 10 kills, 1 block, and 1 service ace.
Puerto Rico tried to ride the arm of Maurice Torres victory, but his 18 points was not enough. All of his points came from kills. Their second-leading scorer, Sequiel Sanchez, also had all of his 13 points coming form kills. Steven Morales scored 10 points in the middle from 9 kills and 1 block.
**The Mexico/Guatemala match started at 12:oo EDT. An update will be made after it concludes.**