GATINEAU, August 14, 2022: The United States won the bronze match today at the 15th Men’s Pan American Cup at the Centre Slush Puppie arena in Gatineau, Quebec.
Opponent Chile tried to extend the match with strong third set performance, but the U.S. rallied for the 1-3 (16-25, 15-25, 25-22, 21-25) victory and the bronze medal
“I’m proud of my team and the ability to come back after a really tough match last night (semi-final) against Canada,” said U.S. Head Coach Andy Read. “To respond like that today against a very resilient Chilean team; I’m really happy.”
The U.S. was the better attacking team (56-42) and led in aces (11-5). Both teams had 7 blocking points and made an equal amount of errors at 23.
Opposite Jake Hanes was the U.S. top scorer with 21 points, including 4 aces. Outside hitter Vicente Parraguirre of Chile led all scorers with 26 points.