GATINEAU, August 13, 2022: A young Brazilian squad was defeated by Puerto Rico 0-3 (23-25, 22-25, 19-25) today at the 15th Pan American Cup held at the Slush Puppie Centre in Quebec, Canada.
Puerto Rico will get a chance to play for 5th place in the tournament tomorrow, and Brazil will play to determine places seven and eight.
Puerto Rico’s more efficient offense was the difference maker in this match: they led by 43-28 in attacking points. Other skills were more even: 4-4 in blocks and 4-4 in service aces. Puerto Rico had slightly more errors than Brazil (28-24).
For Puerto Rico, 19 year-old Klistan Lawrence stood out as top scorer with 21 points. Samuel Carazzai de Morais Neufeld, at 17 years of age, led scoring for the South American side with 13 points.
This was the first of four matches in today’s schedule.