The arena’s power grid was the only thing that could slow down Penn State outside attacker Brett Wildman.
Wildman in a match that featured a power outage delay led all players with 11 kills and zero errors on a .524 attack percentage as the United States swept Mexico 25-18, 25-23, 25-19 at the NORCECA Pan American Cup Final Six on Thursday in Mexico.
The United States out-hit Mexico .418 to .222 and had four players finish with at least five kills and a .400 attack percentage.
Along with Wildman, Princeton middle attacker Nyerovwome Omene contributed seven kills and hit .600. UCLA middle attacker Merrick McHenry had six kills and zero errors on a team-best .857 attack percentage, while UC Irvine opposite Francesco Sani added five kills and hit .400.
Wildman also led the United States defensively with 16 excellent service receptions and a perfect 100 percent excellent reception rate.
Mexico opposite Diego Gonzalez in the loss had a team-high 10 kills but was limited to less than a .250 attack percentage.
The United States after starting round-robin play with two straight losses has now won back-to-back matches. In addition, the team is in third place in the tournament standings entering its round-robin finale Friday against last place Dominican Republic.
The top-four teams at the end of round-robin play will advance to the semifinals.