“I was happy that even when we were ahead 2-0, we continued to play very hard and we continued to improve throughout the match,” USA coach John Speraw said. “I thought that third set we were better than the first. That’s what this tournament is all about is for us to continue to improve on what we’re doing on our side of the net.”
The U.S. Men’s National Team started slow but picked up steam in a 25-19, 25-17, 25-9 victory over Dominican Republic. The U.S. led the Dominican in kills (39-26), blocks (10-4) and aces (9-0). Reid Priddy led all scorers with 15 points while Matt Anderson and Max Holt each finished with 10 points. For the Dominican team Henry Tapia finished with 10 points and the captain Wilfrido Hernandez chipped in with 8 tallies.
The winner of the NORCECA men’s championship will qualify to the FIVB Grand Champions Cup in November in Japan.
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