Dominicans join Canada and USA in Top Place

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, September 4, 2021 – Host Dominican Republic joined Canada and United States as undefeated teams after two days of actions at the Men’s Volleyball Pan American Cup.

The three teams have 2-0 win-loss records while Mexico, Puerto Rico and Suriname share the bottom of the standing at 0-2.

The Dominican squad claimed a victory in straight frames 3-0 (25-14, 25-7, 25-14) over Suriname to complete the match schedule of Saturday.

Hector Cruz and Henry Tapia, who only played in the first two sets, led Dominican Republic in scoring with 8 and 7 points, respectively.

José Mañón, coach of Dominican Republic: “It was a relatively easy game so I utilized my regular players for the first two sets and then went on with the U23 players because they are qualified to the Junior Pan Am Games and we need to keep them in shape.”

Arturo Sabbatini, coach of Suriname: “To tell the true I don’t know what happened in this match. In the previous one we had longer sets. Maybe the guys have some fatigue since we trained hard to come here and needed some rest. We need to keep working.”