SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, September 4,
2021 – United States defeated Puerto Rico in
straight sets 3-0 (25-17, 25-23, 26-24) in
second day of actions at the Men’s Volleyball
Pan American Cup.
The winners established a superiority at the net
scoring via 9 blocks against 4 by their
opponents. Puerto Rico, however, had the upper
hand in aces 5-4.
Grant Sloane, Shane Holdaway and Tyler Mitchem
finished with 14, 12 and 10 points,
respectively, for the winners. Jair Santiago had
a match-high 15 points for Puerto Rico and Omar
Hoyos added 10.
Andy Read, coach of United States: “I am very
glad with the kind of performance the team has
had thus far. Puerto Rico is a great team and my
boys responded the way they were supposed to. It
reflected in the result.”
Alberto Torres, coach of Puerto Rico: “We keep
growing as a team. Our team has improved day by
day and that was the goal at this tournament.
That our players could see this level of
volleyball to be prepared for future