USA defeated Mexico in straight sets

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, September 3, 2021 – United States beat Mexico in straight sets 3-0 (25-17, 29-27, 25-20) in the second match of the opening day at the Men’s Volleyball Pan American Cup at Ricardo Arias Pavilion in Santo Domingo.


The Americans came back from a 21-14 deficit in the second set and then resisted at 24-18 before tying the score and pocketing the set.


Shane Holdaway and Francesco Sani each scored three blocks and finished with 12 and 11 points, respectively. Josue Lopez had 10 points for Mexico followed by Diego González with 8.


Jorge Azair, Coach of Mexico: “We had bad game. We could put together our side out. Definitely we could not attack. We need to forget about this one. It’s a long competition and I know my team play better than they showed today.”


Andy Read, Coach of United States: “I am very proud of my boys. We had a good first set and we were able to climb back to take the second and the match. My boys showed we are a strong team, also mentally.