advances to semifinal match against Brazil
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, May 27, 2010 – USA
dispatched Dominican Republic in straight sets
(25-14, 25-18, 25-18) and will face Brazil in
one of Friday’s semifinal matches of the Men’s
Volleyball Pan American Cup. The winners had the
advantage in blocking (9-4) and also in the
serves category (7-3).
The Dominicans will play now for the fifth place
against the losers of the other quarterfinals
contest between Canada and hosts Puerto Rico
later on Thursday.
Jayson Jablonski led USA with 12 points, Robert
Tarr added 11, including three blocks and two
aces, and Carson Clark contributed 9 points.
Dominican Jose Caceres topped the defeated team
with 11 points.
“These two teams have played each other many
times and it was a good battle,” American Coach
Richard McLaughlin said. “We started well and
kept it going with good serves. The Dominican
Coach does a good job with his talented team.”
“The Americans were the superior team by far,”
Dominican Coach Jacinto Campechano said. “They
dictated the game with their serves and didn’t
let us play. We need to be more consistent but
to get that we also need to play more