GATINEAU, August 14, 2022: A young Brazilian squad could not hold off a more experienced Dominican side today at the 15th Pan American Cup held at the Slush Puppie Centre in Quebec, Canada.
It was the sixth five-set match of the tournament; 2-3 (23-25, 25-22, 17-25, 18-25, 10-15) with the Dominican Republic securing seventh place as winner of this classification final.
The teams were even on attack points at 58, and Brazil was the better blocking side (12-9). The Dominicans had an impressive 10 ace serves, five from opposite Gerson Ezequiel Toribio, compared to the South Americans with two aces. Errors were almost equal (28-27) with Brazil getting the slight advantage.
Veteran outside hitter Wilfrido Hernandez led all scoring with 25 points. Brazil’s Maicon dos Santos França added 20 points to the losing side’s total.
This was the first of four matches in today’s schedule that culminates in the gold medal match between Canada and Cuba.