Canada will defend its title against the United States in the Final of the Men’s Volleyball Pan American Cup

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 20, 2024.- The Canadian National Team defeated its counterpart from Puerto Rico with a score of 3-1 (25-16,25-22, 23-25, 25-21) to advance to the Final and defend their title in the Men’s Pan American Volleyball Cup that is being played at the National Volleyball Pavilion of the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Center.

Canada was better in attacks 57-49, in blocks 12-2 and in serves 8-3.

Jackson Howe with 19 points was the most outstanding for Canada accompanied by Jordan Canham with 18, while Isaac Heslinga and Jesse Elser contributed 16 and 15 points respectively. Klistan Lawrence led the Puerto Ricans’ scoring with 17 points followed by Omar Hoyos and Pedro Molina with 8 points each.

Jackson Howe CAN

Glenn Hoag, coach of Canada: We are very happy with the victory, obviously Puerto Rico had a slow start but they played very well and I think in the last two sets there was a high level of volleyball on both sides so I am happy that we won the game.

Alberto Torres, coach of Puerto Rico: For me, Canada has been the best team in the tournament, the correlation of their service and blocking has been dominant in the tournament, at the beginning of the match it was a little difficult for us to play, I think we are emotionally tired but we recovered and competed, which was what we wanted and excited to have the opportunity to play for a medal, we came here for that and tomorrow we are going to fight for the bronze medal to be on the podium.

This Sunday the event concludes with the following matches:

Positions 5-6 Dominican Republic v Colombia 1:00 pm (local time)

Bronze Medal Cuba v Puerto Rico 3:00 pm (local time)

Gold Medal Canada v United States 5:00 pm (local time)

United States advances to the Grand Final of the Men’s Pan American Cup

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 20, 2024.- In a battle that extended to a maximum of five sets, the United States managed to defeat Cuba in their Semifinal match with a score of 3-2 (25-15, 23-25, 25-23, 24-26, 15-11) to place themselves in the Final of the XVII Pan American Men’s Volleyball Cup at the “Ricardo Arias” National Volleyball Pavilion.

Cuba was better in attacks 59-57, while both teams were equal in blocks 11-11 and in serves 5-5.

For the United States, Gabriel García scored 25 points, followed by Daniel Wetter with 14 and Ethan Champlin with 13. For Cuba, Bryan Camino scored 18 points, while Carlos Santana and Victor Andreu added 17 and 13 respectively.

Gabriel Garcia USA

Andy Read, coach of the United States: Two well-coached teams, that play as hard as they can, Cuba won the second and fourth sets but in the fifth the boys responded and we were fortunate to get the victory at the end, I am very proud from them.

Mario Izquierdo, coach of Cuba: They are two groups that give themselves until the end, nobody gives anything away, nobody gives up, the two teams fought until the fifth set as could be seen with ups and downs, that’s what happens at this level of competition, we managed to improve our performance in the fourth set but in the fifth the United States did things better and got the better of it.

Chile surpasses Mexico and takes seventh place

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 20, 2024.- Chile beat Mexico in straight sets 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-18) to claim seventh place in this XVII Pan American Men’s Volleyball Cup that It took place in the National Volleyball Pavilion of the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Center.

The Chileans were superior in attacks 44-40 and in blocks 5-3, while Mexico dominated in serves 3-2.

Vicente Parraguirre led Chile’s offense with 17 points, while Dusan Bonacic and Vicente Ibarra contributed 13 and 12 points respectively. For Mexico, the best offensive player was Victor Parra with 10 points followed by Mauro Fuentes and Franky Milantony who scored 9 each.

Vicente Parraguirre CHI

Daniel Nejamkin, coach of Chile: Well, we clearly played the best game of the entire tournament, we said goodbye with a victory which was what we wanted, and now we have to continue adding points for the ranking.

Carlos Schwanke, coach of Mexico: Many congratulations to Chile, they played a tremendous game, we made many mistakes, there were moments when we had to calm down a little and we didn’t and that was the cause of this defeat, but that is part of the game.

Peru finished in ninth place in the Men’s Pan American Cup

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 20, 2024.- The Peruvian team defeated Guatemala this Saturday 3-1 (25-19, 25-15, 20-25, 25-23) in the match that defined the 9th and 10th positions of the Men’s Pan American Volleyball Cup at the “Ricardo Arias” Volleyball Pavilion.

The Peruvians were better in attacks 49-47, in blocks 9-6 and in serves 4-3.

Sebatián Blanco was the most offensive for Peru with 25 points followed by Francis Mendoza with 12, while Santiago La Jara and Daniel Porras added 8 each. For Guatemala, José Pérez and Carlos López added 8 points respectively.

Sebastian Blanco PER

Juan Carlos Rodríguez, coach of Peru: Very happy with the victory, we had not played for a year and we had not played with Guatemala since 2018 until we met in the preliminary round of this tournament, so satisfied with the work the boys did and by the position reached.

Reider Mora, coach of Guatemala: I congratulate the Peruvian team, they knew how to handle the entire match very well, although we were able to win the third set, they were the ones who always had the difference in the game.

United States reaches the Men’s Pan American Cup Semifinals

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 19, 2024.- United States advanced this Friday to the Semifinals of the XVII Pan American Men’s Volleyball Cup, an event that takes place in the “Ricardo Arias” Volleyball Pavilion, beating the Dominican Republic in straight sets 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-20).

The Americans were dominant in attacks 45-33, in blocks 6-1 and in serves 3-1.

USA’s attack was led by Gabriel García with 12 points helped by Ethan Champlin and Cooper Robinson who contributed with 10 points each. Dominican Republic had Henry Tapia as the top scorer with 16 points, followed by Héctor Cruz with 9 and Rafael Burgos with 4.

Gabriel Garcia USA

Gabriel García, player from the United States: We knew that the Dominican Republic  was going to play a good game, thank God we were able to do it a little better than them, we were able to put a little more pressure and power on their strongest players, we had many ups and downs during the match but in general I think it was a good game for our team to qualify for the Semifinals.

Héctor Cruz, player from the Dominican Republic: We lost today’s game but that helps us keep the team more focused, we will go on working because more competitions are coming, and we have to maintain the pace of the game and in this tournament try to do the best we can in the games we have left.

Puerto Rico defeats Colombia and advances Men’s Pan Am Cup Semis

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 19, 2024.- Puerto Rico defeated Colombia in their Quarterfinal match 3-0 (26-24, 25-13, 25-20) to place themselves in the Semifinals of the XVII Pan American Men’s Volleyball Cup at the National Volleyball Pavilion of the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Center.

Puerto Rico dominated in attacks 38-32, in blocks 7-6 and in serves 8-4.

Klistan Lawrence was the top scorer for the Puerto Ricans with 17 points, followed by Jonathan Rodríguez with 11 and Kevin López who added 7. For Colombia Andrés Piza scored 11 points and Daniel Aponza added another 9.

Jonatha Rodriguez PUR

Klistan Lawrence, player from Puerto Rico: It was a very important match for us because a place in the Semifinals was at stake and it was against Colombia a team with a high level of competition. At first it was difficult for us to pick up the pace due to the pressure we had but in the following sets we managed to get together and obtain the victory.

Andrés Piza, player from Colombia: I think that the result of today’s game was not as we expected, as we would have wanted, Puerto Rico showed itself to be a more fluid and much more solid team today, but now we raise our head, I think the team is doing things very well and now we must finish the event properly.

Mexico takes Peru in straight sets

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 19, 2024.- Mexico beat Peru with in straight sets 3-0 (25-15, 27-25, 25-20) in the qualification match for positions 7-10, in the XVII Pan American Men’s Volleyball Cup.

Mexico prevailed in attacks 39-32, in blocks 12-4 and in serves 2-1.

Mexico’s scoring was led by Franky Milantony with 15 points, accompanied by Mauro Fuentes and Yasutaka Sanay with 12 and 10 pints respectively. For Peru, the most outstanding player was Francis Mendoza with 17 points, followed by Daniel Porras with 8 and Sebastián Blanco who added 7.

Franky Hernandez MEX

Franky Milantony, player from Mexico: The truth is it was a difficult match because since we are playing the loser’s round, we are emotionally defeated so in this match whoever had the best spirit was going to come out with the best part and thank God we won.

Francis Mendoza, player from Peru: We were greatly affected by the injury of captain Eduardo Romay, Mexico is a great team, they have been playing together for a long time, they go on tours and play different tournaments, unlike us, we only play in the National League, we train for two months and travel; but that is what we have and it has cost us a lot but we are still here.

Chile defeats Guatemala in the Men’s Pan American Cup

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 19, 2024.- In Friday’s first match, Chile easily defeated Guatemala 3-0 (25-16, 25-20, 25- 22), in the XVII Pan American Men’s Volleyball Cup that is being played in the “Ricardo Arias” Volleyball Pavilion.

In blocks, both teams tied at 7, while Chile dominated in attacks 40-37 and in serves 6-3.

With 15 points, Dusan Bonacic was the best in Chile’s offense, followed by Vicente Ibarra and Gabriel Araya with 10 points each. For Guatemala, José Pérez finished with 15 points and Jason Hernández added another 13.

Dusan Bonacic CHI

Daniel Nejamkin, coach of Chile: As I had already said, this is the second tournament we have played this year and we knew the level of quality that this event has, the boys have played well, and they have been getting into the rhythm of play and today against Guatemala we managed to win in three sets.

Reider Mora, coach of Guatemala: We knew that we were going against a Chilean team with a good level of play, and we knew that it was a very difficult opponent, but the boys made the effort and without a doubt in this tournament they were able to face very good teams which is positive for them in terms of the learning experience.

Cuba advances to Semifinals after beating Dominican Republic in the Men’s Pan American Cup

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 19, 2024.- Cuba defeated Dominican Republic 3-1 (25-18, 23-25, 25-23, 25-13) on Thursday and finish the preliminary round without defeats to claim first place in Group B at Pan American Men’s Volleyball Cup that is held at the “Ricardo Arias” National Volleyball Pavilion.

Cuba was dominant in all aspects over the Dominicans, in attacks 54-45, in blocks 10-7 and in serves 9-5.

With the victory, Cuba advances directly to the Semifinals, while the Dominican Republic will have to play in the Quarterfinals with Chile. In Group A, Canada achieved a direct ticket to semifinals, while the United States and Colombia will battle in quarterfinals for a place in the Semis.

Cuba celebrated

Mario Izquierdo, coach of Cuba: It was a very important match for us because we knew that first place in the group was at stake, so the boys came out to give their all and although we had difficulties in the second set, we were able to achieve our goal .

José Gutiérrez, coach of the Dominican Republic: The team played hard and although we failed in some technical aspects of the game, the first sets were battled, but in the fourth set the scoreboard opened a lot and the match got out of reach, now  we’ll concentrate on our quarterfinal match.

Canada finishes the preliminary round undefeated

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 18, 2024.- Defending champion Canada  finished the preliminary round undefeated with a victory against Chile 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 26 -24) on Thursday in the XVII Pan American Men’s Volleyball Cup.

Canada led in kills 37-25 and in blocks 10-4. Both teams scored 4 aces.

Canada’s leading scorer was Daenan Gyimah with 11 points, followed by Skyler Varga with 10 and Jordan Canham with 9. For Peru Vicente Ibarra led all scorers with 13 points and Matías Jadue added 8.

Jordan Canham CAN

Glenn Hoag, coach of Canada: I am very happy with the victory, we beat a team from Chile in three sets that had inspiration, defending the balls very well but we managed to win the match, now we rest day to focus on the semifinals.

Daniel Nejamkin, coach of Chile: We did well, we gave a good demonstration of what our game is, we reached point 19 even in all the sets and in the last set we could have achieved a little more, I think we deserved it.

Colombia defeats Peru in Men’s Pan American Cup

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 18, 2024.- Colombia defeated Peru 3-1 (25-20, 22-25, 25-22, 25-16) to finish the preliminary round with a record of 3-1 in the XVII Pan American Men’s Volleyball Cup that is being played in the National Volleyball Pavilion of the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Center.

Colombia was dominant 56-44 in attacks,  10-5 in blocks and 5-3 in serves.

Colombia’s offense was led by Gustavo Larrahondo with 17 points, followed by Daniel Aponza with 14, while Leandro Mejía and Andrés Piza added 10 and 9 points respectively. For Peru, Maikel Jaramillo scored 22 points, the top scorer of the match, while Daniel Porras contributed 9 and Eduardo Romay 8.

Colombia

Leandro Mejía, captain of Colombia: It was a game that became a little difficult for us at times since our reception was a bit complicated, but we moved forward slowly since we had the pressure that we had to win no matter what and thank God we managed to take the game forward and win.

Maikel Jaramillo, player from Peru: We lacked a bit of definition in the match, we were on the court but we didn’t achieve what we wanted but that’s the game, there is always revenge, I hope we get to play against them again so we’ll see.

Puerto Rico closes preliminary round with victory against Mexico

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 18, 2024.- Puerto Rico defeated Mexico  in three straight sets 3-0 (25-17, 25-22, 25-16), in the continuation of the Men’s Pan American Volleyball Cup in the “Ricardo Arias” Volleyball Pavilion.

Both teams finished the preliminary round with a record of one win and three losses.

In today’s match Puerto Rico was superior in attacks 33-29, in blocks 7-5 and in serves 6-1.

Klistan Lawrence PUR

Klistan Lawrence was the most outstanding offensive player for the Puerto Ricans with 10 points, helped by Omar Hoyos and Pedro Molina who added 8 points each. For Mexico, Mauro Fuentes scored 10 points, while Franky Milantony and Brandon López had 8 and 5 respectively.

Alberto Torres, coach of Puerto Rico: We have grown a lot in this tournament, we have a young group, we knew it was going to be a tough tournament for us but today the boys went out to compete knowing that we were against the wall and that we had to win, and we managed to obtain the result we were looking for.

Carlos Schwanke, coach of Mexico: Today our team’s performance was not good, we made many mistakes, and it is impossible to play a game like today against Puerto Rico committing all those errors, so we caused the result of the game ourselves.

Dominican Republic falls to Colombia in Pan American Cup

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 17, 2024.-In a highly contested match, which made the audience vibrate, Colombia dominated the host team Dominican Republic 3-1 (25-18, 28-26, 25-27, 29-27), in this 17th edition of the Men’s Pan American Volleyball Cup that takes place in the National Volleyball Pavilion of the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Center.

Colombia demonstrated its superiority in attacks 62-56, in blocks 14-12 and in serves 9-2.

Andres Piza was the top scorer for the Colombians with 19 points, followed by Daniel Apoza and Jharold Caicedo with 17 and 16 points respectively. For the host team, the best was Héctor Cruz with 17 points, accompanied by Wilfrido Hernández with 15.

Jharold Caicedo COL

Carlos Osorio, coach of Colombia: A match that we knew was going to be very interesting for us, a match that was not going to be easy because the Dominican Republic men team is on the rise in a very interesting process, we also knew that they were coming from competing at a NORCECA Cup and they have been preparing in different parts so it was an important game for us to try to score more points.

José Gutiérrez, coach of the Dominican Republic: Colombia was a tough nut to crack, we had that in mind since they have just won bronze in the Pan American Games, our boys gave their all but there are aspects of the game that we must improve, there is still a way to go and that experience is only given by constant practice and above all the game, the more we play with teams of this level, the better for our team because our  level will improve.

United States Beats Chile in Straight Sets in Men’s Pan American Cup

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 17, 2024.- United States beat Chile in  straight sets 3-0 (25-23, 25-14, 25-15) in the continuation of the Men’s Pan American Volleyball Cup that is held in the “Ricardo Arias” Volleyball Pavilion.

The United States won in attacks 36-28, in blocks 10-2 and in serves 4-2.

Brett Wildman led the Americans’ offense with 10 points accompanied by Cooper Robinson and Gabriel García who contributed 9 apiece. For the Chileans, Vicente Ibarra had 7 points followed by Vicente Parraguirre with 6 and Matías Jadue who added 5.

Brett Wildman USA

Andy Read, coach of the United States: I am very proud of my boys, we had a very intense previous game against Canada and they responded with an excellent game against a very good team like Chile, now we have to focus on the playoffs.

Daniel Nejamkin, coach of Chile: We had a very good first set and then the United States clearly showed superiority, both on the scoreboard and in the game.

Cuba remains undefeated in the Men’s Pan American Cup

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 17, 2024.- Cuba continued its victorious path defeating Guatemala in straight sets 3 -0 (25-11, 25-20, 25-20), who finished the preliminary round without victory (0-4), on Wednesday in the Men’s Pan American Volleyball Cup that’s being  played at the National Volleyball Pavilion of the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Center.

Cuba led Guatemala in attacks 41-29, in blocks 9-2 and in serves 4-0.

For Cuba, José Romero scored 20 points, Thiago Suárez 14 and Jakdiel Contreras added another 7. For Guatemala, José Pérez finished with 10 points, while Carlos López and Jason Hernández added 6 points each.

Cuba

Mario Izquierdo, coach of Cuba: It was a fairly calm match despite the fact that in the second set the boys got too confident, and it caused us a bit of problems in some aspects of the game, but we also gave our reserve players some time on the court thinking about tomorrow’s match which is the most important one because we will decide the first place in our group against the Dominicans.

Reider Mora, coach of Guatemala: We knew that we were going against a much more solid Cuban team, with a good level of play and we knew that it was a very difficult opponent, but the boys made the effort and without a doubt that this tournament helped us a lot to continue raising our level.

Canada achieves third victory, beating Mexico

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 17, 2024.- Canada had no difficulties in defeatingMexico in straight sets 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-20), in the first match of day four of the XVII Pan American Men’sVolleyball Cup in the “Ricardo Arias” Pavilion.

The Canadians were far superior every skill, in attacks 36-25, in blocks 9-5 and in serves 7-1.

Mauro Fuentes MEX

Jesse Elser and Jackson Howe were the most outstanding players of Canada with 10 points each, followed by Jordan Canham  and Isaac Heslinga with 9 and 8 points respectively. Mexico’s offense was led by Axel Tellez with 7 points and Jared Toy who added 6.

Canada (3-0) has to face Chile in its last match of the preliminary round , while Mexico will face Puerto Rico.

Quarterfinals will be played on Friday, Semifinals on Saturday and the Final on Sunday 

Dominican Republic remains undefeated in the Men’s Pan American Cup

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 16, 2024.- Dominican Republic remained undefeated on the third day of competition by beating Guatemala 3-0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-22) in the XVII Pan American Men’s Volleyball Cup that takes place in the Volleyball Pavilion of the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Center.

The Dominicans dominated everything 49-34 in attacks, 5-4 in blocks and 4-3 in serves.

Henry Tapia was the top scorer for the Dominican Republic with 23 points accompanied by Hector Cruz, who scored 13. For Guatemala, Yeferson Zavala and Andy Blanco scored 10 points each.

Hnery Tapia DOM

Henry Tapia, captain of the Dominican Republic: Today’s game was not an easy game, but we achieved the objective we were looking for, which was to maintain the reception as well as the attack and blocking, then with those three objectives we executed the action and achieved the result 3-0.

Carlos López, captain of Guatemala: Well, I think we improved a little compared to yesterday’s game, we knew it was a difficult game, the Dominican Republic has a great team, we knew they were at home and they did things well, we made several mistakes that cost us a lot because the scoreboard opened up a lot, but I think the team’s attitude was different in this match.

With a rain of attacks, Canada beats United States in the Men’s Pan American Cup

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 16, 2024.- The defending champions Canada overcame United States in a hard-fought match that went to a maximum of five sets with 3-2 (19-25, 25-20, 25 -27, 25-23, 15-9) to improve (2-0) in the XVII edition of the Men’s Pan American Volleyball Cup.

Canada took the honors in attacks 62-52, in blocks 9-4 and in serves 6-4.

Canada’s captain Jesse Elser was the top scorer with 21 points, followed by Isaac Heslinga and Jackson Howe with 17 points each. For the Americans, Michael Marshman was the best with 15 points accompanied by Gabriel García who added 13.

Canada

Isaac Heslinga, player from Canada: I think we played with the basic fundamentals, the plan was to keep strong serves and work them well and our offense. For the next matches we must work on some things on our central line but for all the rest we are fine.

Michael Marshman, United States player: It was a classic game between Canada and the United States which are usually very battled on both sides, today I think we came up a little short, but I give all the credit to Canada, they made good adjustments during the game and that gave them this victory.

Coming from behind, Cuba defeats Peru in the Men’s Pan American Cup

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 16, 2024.- After losing the first set, Cuba made the necessary adjustments to win the other three sets and beat Peru 3-1 (16-25, 25-17-25 -17, 25-19) on the third day of competitions of the XVII Men’s Volleyball Cup.

Cuba led 54-44 in attacks and 11-5 in blocks. Peru did better in serves 5-3.

Cuba’s top scorer was Carlos Santana with 12 points, while Victor Andreu scored 11 and Alexis Wilson 10. Eduardo Romay of Perú led all scorers with 20 points; Maikel Jaramillo contributed 10 points for Peru.

Alexis Wilson CUB

Mario Izquierdo, coach of Cuba: This match is extremely important because it puts us in an advantageous situation compared to the group, a match that allows us to still have the possibility of finishing first in our group and already being within the first four of this competition. This was a tough game in which Peru made it a bit difficult for us in the first set, but the boys made the adjustments, and we were able to obtain the victory.

Juan Carlos Rodríguez, coach of Peru: Cuba is a team that plays very well, they have a lot of strength in their serve and in their attack, we were able to surprise them in the first set, then they got their rhythm of play and did well, it is a young team and very capable.

Chile defeats Puerto Rico on the third day of Men’s Pan American Cup competitions

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 16, 2024.- Chile obtained its first victory after defeating Puerto Rico in a well contested match 3-1 (27-25, 28-26, 17-25, 25-22) on the third day of competitions of the XVII Men’s Volleyball Cup at the “Ricardo Arias” Volleyball Pavilion.

Even though they did not obtain the victory, Puerto Rico surpassed Chile in attacks 54-53, in blocks 10-8 and in serves 3-2.

Chile

Chile’s offense was led by Vicente Parraguirre with 16 points, followed by Dusan Bonacic with 15 and Gabriel Araya with 13. Klistan Lawrence was the best for the Puerto Ricans with 17 points, accompanied by Ismael Alomar and Jonathan Rodríguez with 12 and 10 points respectively.

Vicente Parraguirre, player from Chile: The games with Puerto Rico have always been very intense, both teams had come from losses, and this was a very difficult game and I´m very happy with the victory obtained and now moving forward.

Pedro Molina, player from Puerto Rico: It was a difficult match, we have competed with them several times before, they have a good team, well organized and in the key moments of the game they played better than us, but we must keep holding our heads high and focus on tomorrow’s game.

Peru defeats Guatemala in the Men’s Pan American Cup

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 15, 2024.- Peru won against Guatemala 3-0 (25-18, 25-22, 25-22) on the second day of competitions of the XVII Cup Men’s Volleyball Pan American Championship that takes place in the National Volleyball Pavilion of the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Center.

Peru was better in attacks 44-34 and in blocks 13-8, while both teams tied at 2 points on serves.

Peruvian captain Eduardo Romay was the best offensively for his team with 14 points, while Benjamín Patrón and Maikel Jaramillo added 12 and 11 points respectively. For Guatemala, team captain Carlos López scored 14 points and Andy Blanco added another 11.

Andy Leonardo GUA

Eduardo Romay, captain of Peru: It has been a super difficult game for us, Guatemala is a team that we have not seen since 2018 so we had lost their game a little, for us the key was finding ourselves playing our game and luckily it did not go well .

Carlos López, captain of Guatemala: We had a game with many ups and downs, there were positive and negative streaks, but the negative ones were more frequent and that was what made the difference in the result of the game in the end.

United States achieves second victory in Men’s Pan American Cup

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 15, 2024.- The United States scored its second victory after beating Mexico 3-1 (25-19, 23-25, 25-20, 25-18) in the XVII Pan American Men’s Volleyball Cup.

The United States surpassed Mexico 47-41 in attacks, 7-4 in blocks and 10-4 in serves.

The United States offense was led by Gabriel García with 15 points followed by Ethan Champlin who accumulated 11, while Mauro Fuentes and Juan García stood out for Mexico with 13 and 12 points respectively.

Mauro Fuentes MEX

Quinn Isaacson, captain of the United States: It was a slow game, we knew that Mexico had a good team, we inserted guys from the bench and I’m glad that we had difficult moments during the game and we were able to overcome them, which I like since we have some difficult games ahead of us and I see it well that we have won, although there are things that need to be improved.

Mauro Fuentes, captain of Mexico: The United States appeared very strong in this match mainly on the service line, tactically good in that aspect apart from having a very high block, I think we were able to compete with them in the first three sets; I think we lost the fourth set because we lacked concentration, but without a doubt they are a great rival.

Cuba began winning at the Men’s Pan American Cup

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 15, 2024.- Cuba achieved its first victory in XVII edition of the Pan American Men’s Volleyball Cup after beating Colombia in straight sets 3-0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-21), at the “Ricardo Arias” National Volleyball Pavilion of the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Center.

Cuba was better in attacks 42-27 and in serves 6-3, while Colombia dominated in blocks 8-6.

Victor Andreu was the most productive for Cuba with 14 points, while Carlos Charles and Bryan Camino contributed with 13 and 12 points respectively. For Colombia Andrés Piza scored 9 points and Jharold Caicedo added 7.

Carlos Charles CUB

Julio Gómez, captain of Cuba: It was an important match for us since it was the first and we did what we were expecting against Colombia, which was to obtain the victory since the last time we faced them we suffered a loss and thanks to that today things went well for us, and we were able to go out with a 3-0 lead.

Leandro Mejía, captain of Colombia: We knew that Cuba was a very strong opponent, they are very physical, that is why it was very difficult for us to serve them since they come out very hard, we do not come with a good rhythm of play, which is one of the things that we must fix in the future.

Canada debuts with victory in Men’s Pan American Cup

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 15, 2024.- Team Canada battled for three sets with Puerto Rico and at the end won with 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-23) to start the XVII Pan American Men’s Volleyball Cup with a victory at the National Volleyball Pavilion.

The Canadians dominated in attacks 48-30, in blocks 7-4 and in serves 7-1.

Jordan Canham and Jesee Elser were the top scorers for Canada with 17 and 14 points respectively. For Puerto Rico, which now has a record of (0-2), Pedro Molina scored 12 points, while Klistan Lawrence contributed another 10.

Canada

Jesee Elser, captain of Canada: It was a very entertaining match, we had a good performance on the court, there was a small delay in the game, but we knew how to keep the team’s spirits up, no one complained, and I think we showed it with our performance.

Dennis Del Valle, captain of Puerto Rico: I think we had a good match despite the result because we were fighting all the sets but after point 20, they knew how to handle the situation better than us and I think that was the difference in the game, we have a young team and we have to learn from those experiences.

Dominican Republic starts with victory in the Pan American Cup

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 14, 2024.- The Dominican Republic defeated its counterpart from Peru 3-1 (25-16, 28-30, 25-18, 25-17) scoring its first victory at the XVII Pan American Men’s Volleyball Cup.

The Dominicans had a good performance in every skill, with 51-45 advantage in attacks 51-45, 11-10 in blocks and 6-3 in serves.

Héctor Cruz was the best scorer for the Dominican Republic with 17 points followed by Wilfrido Hernández with 12, while Henry Tapia and Luther Rosario added 10 points each. For Peru, Maikel Jaramillo scored 17 points and Sebastián Blanco 12.

Hector Cruz DOM

José Gutierrez, coach of the Dominican Republic: The first game of this competition is the most difficult, the most complicated, I think we continue to build this team trying to maintain a good level throughout the games, that is the task that we have pending to be able to play with any opponent without complicating our lives without need.

Juan Carlos Rodríguez, coach of Peru: Well, after a year without playing I think the team had a lot of ups and downs and we committed too many foolish errors, the Dominican team worked well and I respect all their work, let’s hope that in this competition we can continue improving game by game.

United States defeats Puerto Rico in  an exciting match

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 14, 2024.- In a match that was full of emotions, the United States defeated Puerto Rico 3-1 (25-21, 25-18, 29-31, 25 -18), to achieve its first victory in the 27th edition of the Pan American Men’s Volleyball Cup, an event that takes place in the “Ricardo Arias” Pavilion of the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Center.

The Americans were better in attacks 50-42, in blocks 11-8 and in serves 12-1.

Gabriel García was the most outstanding offensive player for the United States with 19 points followed by Ethan Chaplin and Michael Marshman with 17 and 12 points respectively. For Puerto Rico, the top scorer was Jamal Carballo with 19 points followed by Klistan Vidal with 11.

Ethan Champlin USA

Andy Read, coach of the United States: I am very proud of the way they played, we had a team from Puerto Rico that responded very well in the third set, but we were able to recover in the fourth and take the victory.

Alberto Torres, coach of Puerto Rico: This is the first game of the tournament, and we knew it was going to be tough going against the United States, but I think we showed that we have the potential to compete with the teams that are in the tournament.

Colombia beats Guatemala in straight sets

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 14, 2024.- Colombia only needed three sets to defeat Guatemala 3-0 (25-16, 25-16, 25-16) on the opening day of the XVII Pan American Cup Men’s Volleyball.

Colombia was superior in all aspects, in attacks 43-28, in blocks 7-2 and in services 5-1.

Gustavo Larrahondo COL

Leandro Mejía was the best offensive player for Colombia with 12 points, while Gustavo Larrahondo added 10. For Guatemala, their captain Carlos López had 12 points and José Pérez added 8.

Carlos Osorio, coach of Colombia: This match was very important for us and we knew how to handle it very well, the boys were tactically synchronized and the truth was that we knew how to take advantage of the opportunities.

Reider Mora, coach of Guatemala: I must congratulate the Colombian team, they knew how to carry the entire game, they were the ones who always had the difference in the game, they were really very offensive and did not let us play, our reception failed a bit and that made the game easier for them.

Mexico defeats Chile in five sets in Pan American Cup

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 14, 2024.- In a disputed match that lasted a maximum of five sets, Mexico had to work hard to defeat Chile 3-2 (25-22, 25-23, 19- 25, 15-25, 15-13) and obtain their first victory in the XVII Men’s Pan American Volleyball Cup at the “Ricardo Arias” Volleyball Pavilion.

The Mexicans surpassed the Chileans in serves 4-2, while Chile dominated in attacks 59-56 and in blocks 14-8.

On offense for Mexico, Franky Milantoni had 24 points, while Mauro Fuentes and Victor Parra added 13 and 10 respectively. For Chile Vicente Parraguirre and Dusan Bonacic finished with 20 points each.

Mexico celebrate

Carlos Schwanke, coach of Mexico: Incredible, we are here to develop a group, we remained aggressive every minute on the court, except in the third and fourth sets  where we lowered the intensity a little but we returned in the fifth and we were able to capitalize on the victory which is very positive for us.

Daniel Nejamkin, coach of Chile: It was a very challenging match but the team played at a good level because although we couldn’t win, after being down 2-0 we were able to extend it to a fifth and decisive set.

Coaches reveal expectations for the XVII Men’s Pan American Cup

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 13, 2024.- The ten coaches participating in the XVII Pan American Men’s Volleyball Cup commented on their expectations during the preliminary meeting before starting to compete on Sunday in the “Ricardo Arias” National Volleyball Pavilion of the Juan Olympic Center Pablo Duarte.

Andy Read, United States: I think it is an extremely strong tournament and in an Olympic year, there are 10 well-prepared teams here so the United States will have some very competitive matches in this event that is very well organized, and we are very excited to be here.

Mario Izquierdo, Cuba: The Cuban team brings great expectations after not having qualified for the Olympic Games, we began our preparation for the other Olympic Games and this tournament marks the beginning of our new Olympic cycle, that is why we are giving the possibility to athletes of a second line so that they can be in the not too distant future in the national team for the upcoming international events that we have.

Carlos Schwanke, Mexico: We have high expectations, there are several games that are going to make it difficult for us but the more time we spend on the court the better it will be since we have new guys who need to raise the level, that is the first objective here in this tournament.

Glenn Hoag, Canada: I think it’s going to be a very interesting tournament for us, the group we brought is the next generation of Team Canada so they will have the opportunity to compete with highly competitive teams and I think it’s going to be a great learning opportunity.

José Gutierrez, Dominican Republic: Expectations are good for this tournament because we are going with the full team as we would have wanted in Puerto Rico where we couldn’t have it, so we are going to fight to stay in a good place.

Carlos Goicochea, Peru: We have prepared well, we bring a mix of young and veteran players, and we have high expectations even though we have not participated in any tournament for a year, but the most important thing is to see how the athletes perform since our sights is set for 2027 so this tournament is very good for us because there are high quality teams here.

Reider Lucas, Guatemala: We know that it is a high-level event, one of the best played on the continent, we know that there are teams that come with their second group but what we want is for the boys to play and have a good result and try to do the best possible in this event.

Felipe Ozorio, Colombia: Our country comes with great expectations after coming from some very interesting Pan American Games in our performance and our result, now we are trying to incorporate new players so that they acquire the experience of the veterans and I hope that we can be among the first four places in this Pan American Cup.

Alberto Torres, Puerto Rico: The first thing we want is to maintain the level at which we have been playing since the last competition and of course try to win a medal. We believe that we have the group for that. We have had continuity since last summer and we believe that we have a chance to be among the top three in this event.

Daniel Nejamkin, Chile: This is the second tournament we have played in the year so we come with little preparation, without a doubt that for us the Pan American Cup is a very important tournament, we understand that our pool is complicated with the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico, so we expect the best performance in the first games to aspire to reach the medal zone.

Canada to Defend Title at the Men’s Senior Pan American Cup

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 8, 2024. – Canada is set to defend its title at the seventeenth edition of the Men’s Senior Pan American Volleyball Cup from July 14 to 21 at the “Professor Ricardo Gioriber Arias” Volleyball Palace in Santo Domingo.

Last year, Canada won the title for the first time in the Pan American Cup history after defeating Brazil in the gold medal match 3-1 (26-24, 25-20, 25-23, 25-22) in Guadalajara. In the history of the event, Canada had lost the title match three times (2008, 2009, 2022).

Chile achieved its first-ever Pan American Cup medal last year by defeating Mexico in straight sets 3-0 (25-22, 27-25, 25-22) for the bronze medal.

The Men’s Senior Pan American Cup is part of the qualification process for the 2025 NORCECA Continental Championship, the next edition of the Pan American Cup in 2025, and the 2027 Pan American Games.

Ten teams will take part in the competition, divided into two groups. The winner of each group will advance directly to the semifinals. The second and third placed teams in each group will compete in the quarterfinals.

Group A consists of the current champion Canada, Chile, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the United States. Group B includes Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Peru, and the host nation, the Dominican Republic.

United States has won the Pan American Cup on five occasions, Cuba four times, Brazil three times, Argentina twice, and Mexico once.

Schedule Preliminary Round

July 14

1:00 pm              Chile vs Mexico

3:00 pm              Colombia vs Guatemala

5:00 pm              United States vs Puerto Rico

7:00 pm              Dominican Republic vs Peru

July 15

1:00 pm              Canada vs Puerto Rico

3:00 pm              Cuba vs Colombia

5:00 pm              United States vs Mexico

7:00 pm              Peru vs Guatemala

July 16

1:00 pm              Chile vs Puerto Rico

3:00 pm              Cuba vs Peru

5:00 pm              United States vs Canada

7:00 pm              Dominican Republic vs Guatemala

July 17

1:00 pm              Mexico vs Canada

3:00 pm              Guatemala vs Cuba

5:00 pm              United States vs Chile

7:00 pm              Dominican Republic vs Colombia

July 18

1:00 pm              Mexico vs Puerto Rico

3:00 pm              Colombia vs Peru

5:00 pm              Canada vs Chile

7:00 pm              Dominican Republic vs Cuba

HISTORIC MEDALS MEN’S PAN AMERICAN CUP

YEARGOLDSILVERBRONZE
2006USAMEXCAN
2007MEXPURCUB
2008USACANDOM
2009USACANDOM
2010USAARGPUR
2011BRAUSACAN
2012USAARGDOM
2013BRAMEXARG
2014CUBUSAARG
2015BRAARGVEN
2016CUBARGCAN
2017ARGPURCUB
2018ARGBRACUB
2019CUBARGMEX
2022CUBCANUSA
2023CANBRACHI

MEDAL COMPOSITION

COUNTRYGOLDSILVERBRONZETOTAL
USA5218
CUB4037
BRA3104
ARG2529
CAN1337
MEX1214
PUR0213
DOM0033
VEN0011
CHI0011
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