Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican
Republic, was the site of the Senior Pan
American Cup in both genders during the month of
Mexico beat Canada 3-0 (25-17, 26-24, 25-20) to
claim its second gold medal in the history of
the men’s event at Ricardo Arias Pavilion.
It was precisely in Santo Domingo in 2007 when
the Mexican side won their first title and only
podium position in the event until this year’s
Diego Gonzalez and Josue Lopez led the Mexican
attack with 13 and 12 points, respectively.
Brodie Hofer was the only Canadian with double
figures with a match-high 14 tallies.
United States claimed the bronze medal after
defeating host Dominican Republic 3-1 (25-23,
19-25, 25-23, 25-15).
Diego Gonzalez of Mexico was named as the Most
The host Dominican Republic won their fifth gold
medal in the history of the Women's Pan American
Volleyball Cup after beating Mexico in
consecutive sets 3-0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-14).
The Dominicans joined the 2005 Cuban team as the
only sides in history to have finished
undefeated in a cup without losing a single set.
It was fitting that in her retirement game their
captain Prisilla Rivera shared the lead in
scoring for the Dominicans with Jineiry
Martinez, both with 13 points.
United States defeated Canada in straight sets
3-0 (26-24, 25-17, 25-17) in the bronze medal
Rivera also was named the Most Valuable Player
of the event.