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PAC M: United States edge Dominicans, Mexico and Brazil won in straight sets

by WoV
source: norceca.net; Photo: norceca.net

First leg of Pan American Cup held in Mexico City, was over last night. As expected Mexico, USA and Brazil got wins but what nobody expected was a very tight and exciting match between USA and Dominican Republic which ended with a 3-2 score.

Sander

Taylor Sander attacks against Dominican Republic

The United States defeated Dominican Republic 3-2 (26-24, 25-14, 22-25, 21-25, 15-7) in the first match of Pool B at the VIII Men’s Pan American Volleyball Cup.

The Americans dominated the first two sets, but the team coached by Osiel Vázquez came back in the third and fourth sets thanks to the work of Elvis Contreras, Wilfrido Hernández and José Miguel Cáceres, who scored 22, 11 and 10 points.

However United States’ Taylor Sander and Jacek Ratajczak were keys for the American victory in the fifth set and finished with 19 and 14 points.

Mexico opened with a victory as well beating Trinidad and Tobago 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-19).

Tomas Aguilera was the leading scorer for the winners with a total of 14 points while Jesus Valdes registered 8 for Mexico. On the Trinidadian side, captain Nolan Tash and Simon Blake scored 5 each.

Brazil also easily ran over Puerto Rico with a 3-0 victory (25-13, 26-24, 25-17).

Renan Zanatta Buiatti finished as scoring leader for Brazil with a total of 13 points, while Ulises Maldonado scored 11 for the Puerto Ricans.

The Brazilian squad arrived to Mexico City with a group of U23 players and only four veterans.

Check out our Pan American Cup 2013 M coverage page.

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