Zachary La Cavera, captain of United States scored 25 points in the victory of the American Team over Puerto Rico in straight sets (28-26, 25-22 y 26-24). Taylor Crabb also contributed with 12 points, while Puerto Rican attack was distributed among Maurice Torres (13), captain Héctor “Picky” Soto and Ezequiel Cruz, with 10 points apiece.
Cuba became the first finalist at IX Men’s Pan American Cup after defeating Argentina 3-2 (25-22, 25-18, 19-25, 23-25, 15-13). Javier Jiménez Scull and Rolando Cepeda combined a total offense of 49 points, with 23 and 26 units respectively, while David Fiel closed with 11 points on the Cuban side. Argentina fought hard until the end with Pablo Koukartsev as the South American’s best weapon by recording 15 points.