Team USA Rolls into Championship Match with Sweep of Dominican Republic

TULSA, Oklahoma, USA, July 22, 2022 – Team USA continued to roll through the Pan American Cup with a 3-0 (25-13, 25-22, 25-15) semifinal win over Dominican Republic on Friday at the Cox Business Convention Center in Tulsa.

The United States (4-0) will play Brazil (4-0) for the championship on Saturday. Dominican Republic (3-2) will face Puerto Rico (2-3) in the bronze medal match.

Dominican Republic kept the pressure on the United States. Although the U.S. led in attacks (39-18) and blocks (4-1), the teams were tied in aces (6-6) and each team had 25 scoring errors.

Dominican opposite Ariana Rodriguez led all scorers with 14 points on a match-high 12 attacks and two aces.

Outside hitter Harper Murray led Team USA with 10 points on eight spikes, one block and one ace.

U.S. Coach Jamie Morrison: It was nice to be pushed. The Dominicans have always been a good rival of the United States. I was happy they pushed us a little bit. We got to learn some things about our team. I’m sure tomorrow night will be a battle.

Wagner Pacheco, coach of Dominican Republic: A tough game. We knew that the United States is a very strong team but I think we played well and kept up a good level of play. It is difficult to play against the United States. We are prepared and rested for tomorrow from where we can leave with a bronze medal. In short, happy.