Dominican Republic and Mexico won the U23 Pan Am Cups

Volleyball activities finally resumed in NORCECA Confederation in the month of August with Mexico and Dominican Republic hosting the U23 Pan American Cups.

The women’s event took place in the Mexican city of Aguascalientes and the men’s competition in Santo Domingo the Dominican capital.

The event in Mexico saw the Dominican side winning the gold medal for the fifth time with a victory over host Mexico 3-0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-22) in the final match.

Puerto Rico won the bronze medal after defeating Suriname 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 29-27).

Madeline Guillen, who scored a tournament-high 22 points in the decisive encounter, was selected the Most Valuable Player.

Mexico took home the gold medal of the U23 Men’s Volleyball Pan American Cup after a 3-1 (25-27, 25-26, 26-24, 25-20) victory over Puerto Rico. 

Josue de Jesus Lopez collected 20 points as the top scorer of the Mexican side, including two blocks. Ariel Hernández and Diego Gonzalez also finished in double figures for the winners with 15 and 13 points, respectively. 

Host Dominican Republic earned the bronze medal with a 3-1 (22-25, 25-23, 25-15, 25-22) victory over Guatemala.

Lopez was selected the Most Valuable Player while the most awarded individual player was Puerto Rico’s Pedro Molina, who was selected best scorer, best server and best receiver.