USA Finishes 7th, Colombia 9th at Pan Am Cup

  0 Blair Lambert | September 02nd, 2018 | News, NORCECA volleyball, U.S. Men's National Team



  • United States defeats Chile 3-1 (26-24, 25-18, 27-29, 25-22)
  • United States finishes in 7th place

James Shaw again played at the opposite position for the United States and led all scorers with 21 points. He finished with match with 18 kills, 1 block, and 2 service aces. He hit .275 for the match. David Wieczorek was right behind Shaw with 16 points on 15 kills and a service ace. Matthew Pollock also had 16 points. The middle blocker had 11 kills and a match-high 5 blocks. Kupono Fey contributed 7 kills and 1 block in the win. Jonah Seif set the United States to a .378 hitting percentage.

Vicente Parraguirre was the star for Chile with 20 points on 15 kills, 3 blocks, and 2 service aces. Simon Uteau tied the match-high mark of 5 blocks and also put away 8 kills to finish with 13 points. Tomas Parraguirre finisehd with 17 points on 13 kills, 3 blocks, and an ace. Though he also committed 12 attack errors and hit .022. Chile hit .247 on the night behind Estean Solteau’s setting.


  • Colombia defeats Dominican Republic 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 27-25)
  • Colombia finishes the tournament in 9th place

Colombia was able to outlast the Dominican Republic in three tight sets to prevail in the sweep and take 9th place. Gustavo Larranhondo scored points on 10 kills, 2 blocks, and 1 ace for Colombia. Carlos Llanos was right behind with 11 points on 9 kills and 2 blocks. Kevin Cabral produced a match-high 5 blocks and 5 kills to end up with 10 points. Ivan Hurtado scored 9 points in the Colombian victory.

Henry Capellan was the only player for the Dominican Republic to score in the double-digits. He finished with 10 points on 7 kills and a match-high 3 aces. Jose Gomez was the second-leading scorer for the Dominican Republic with 8 points on 8 kills.  The Dominican Republic actually finished with a 6-2 advantage in service aces in the defeat.

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