LIMA, Peru, June 21, 2015 - United States captured their third
title in the last four years at the Women’s Volleyball Pan
American Cup with a clear victory in straight sets 3-0 (25-20,
25-20, 25-15) over the Dominican Republic at Eduardo Dibos
Coliseum of Lima on Sunday night.
The triumph enabled USA to tie with Cuba at the top of all-time
list in gold medals with 4 at the annual intercontinental event.
Dominican Republic and Brazil, the only other countries with
titles in the history of the competition, both have won three
The new champions dominated their opponents in attacks (43-27),
blocks (11-5) and serving aces (4-2).
Lauren Paolini, Krista Vansant and Cursty Jackson were the best
scorers for USA with 13, 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Alexandra Klineman and Kristin Hildebrand chipped in with 8 and
7 points. Brayelin Martinez was the only Dominican player with
double digits in the score charts with 12 points.
Kristin Hildebrand, captain of United States: “We are very happy
with this victory so important for our country. I feel very
proud with the results of our work.”
David Hunt, coach of United States: “We knew that if we could
put our plan in practice the victory was possible. I didn’t
expect to do it in three sets since the Dominican Republic is
such good team but I was confident about the ability of my team,
especially with the reception, a key against their strong
Prisilla Rivera, captain of Dominican Republic: “We are
satisfied with being in the finals and qualifying to the Grand
Prix. Even though this is not the A team of United States they
are a great team, tall and organized. It is not by fluke they
are the top in the world. In the third set we had many
difficulties but I am glad because our team battled until the
end despite having players who are not at 100 percent
Marcos Kwiek, coach of Dominican Republic: “It was a good final
for us with many injured players. We are happy and satisfied
with the silver medal since we didn’t expect to reach the