United States got its first triumph in Group A


LIMA, Peru, May 6, 2019 - United States defeated the Dominican Republic 3-0 with a scores of 25-17, 25-21, 25-23 in 1 hour 32 minutes of action in the Manuel Bonilla Coliseum of Miraflores for their  first win in Pool A of the U21 Pan American Cup.


The North American side showed greater strength in the fundament of blocking (12-5), with 5 points by the middle blocker Canyon Tuman. They also managed to dominate in attack (34-27) and service (5.3).


The offense of the team coached by Spencer McLachlin was distributed among their main attackers: Ryan Wilcox (13), Brett Wildman (11) and Devin Joslyn (11). For the Dominican Republic, the captain Bayron Valdez was the only one to reach the double digits, registering a total of 12 points, with 10 points of attack and two blocks.


Ryan Wilcox, highest scorer for the United States: We were forced to win this game, so we played with great intensity from the first point. It was a great team effort and we will fight to repeat the victory against Cuba tomorrow.


Bayron Valdez, top scorer Dominican: We thought that tonight we would have a better result, but we must turn the page and focus on the game against Puerto Rico; and to be able to continue advancing to obtain the ticket to the World Championship.


The United States team will fight for its second triumph when they face the Cuban national team on Tuesday 7 at 18:00 hours. Previously at 16:00 o'clock, Puerto Rico will collide with the Dominican Republic.