Chile earns first Pan Am Cup win over Dominican Republic

Gatineau, Quebec. August 11, August 11, 2022: In the first match of the final day of pool play at the 15th Pan American Cup, Group A’s Chile and Dominican Republic battled it out at the Slush Puppie Centre in Gatineau, Quebec.

Chile won the contest 3-1 (21-25, 25-22, 25-23, 25-15) for their first victory of the tournament.

Chile’s strong offense (led in attack points 61-42) as well as serves (8 to the opponent’s 4) made the difference.  Chile edged out the Dominicans in blocking points, 9-8, but Chile made more errors than the Caribbean team.

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Parraguirre (CHI) spikes the ball against Team DOM double block

Vicente Parraguirre of Chile dominated scoring with 28 points; followed by teammate Dusan Bonacic with 19.

For the Dominican side, Henry Omar Tapia Santana led with 16 points while Wilfrido Hernandez contributed 14.

Chile was playing without setter Matias Banda who suffered an injury in the match with the USA on Wednesday.