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Santiago 2023 Pan American Games: Men’s Volleyball Kicks Off with a Bang

by WoV
source: NORCECA

The 19th Pan American Games, Santiago 2023, saw its Men’s Volleyball tournament commence today at the Arena Parque O’Higgins.

Photo: Rodrigo Navarro (source: CSV)

In the opening match, Brazil displayed their dominance over Colombia, clinching a 3-0 victory with set scores of 25-20, 25-17, and 25-10. Despite Colombia’s commendable performance in the initial sets, keeping the score tight and even gaining a four-point lead in the second set, Brazil’s prowess came to the fore in the third set.

Darlan Ferreira emerged as Brazil’s top scorer, accumulating 16 points, followed by Adriano Fernandes and team captain Otávio Rodrigues. Colombia’s top scorer was Gustavo Larrahondo, while Andrés Piza and team captain Leandro Mejía made commendable contributions.

In another intense matchup, Cuba narrowly defeated Mexico in a gripping five-setter with a 3-2 scoreline. Cuban Miguel David Gutierrez Suarez was the star of the match, scoring a whopping 21 points. Mauro Isaac Fuentes Rascon emerged as Mexico’s most efficient player.

The competition sees eight teams, divided into two pools:

  • Pool A: Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, and Mexico.
  • Pool B: Argentina, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Chile.

The upcoming days promise a thrilling contest, with three days of pool-play determining the teams advancing to the semi-finals. The climax awaits on October 4th, with the medal matches and final standings.

Upcoming Pool Stage Schedule:

  • October 30:
  • Brazil vs. Colombia
  • Cuba vs. Mexico
  • Argentina vs. Puerto Rico
  • Chile vs. Dominican Republic
  • October 31:
  • Cuba vs. Colombia
  • Brazil vs. Mexico
  • Argentina vs. Dominican Republic
  • Chile vs. Puerto Rico
  • November 1:
  • Brazil vs. Cuba
  • Mexico vs. Colombia
  • Puerto Rico vs. Dominican Republic
  • Chile vs. Argentina
Standings provided by Sofascore

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