U.S. dominates Chile to win bronze medal at Pan American Cup

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Quinn Isaacson left no doubt that the United States would finish on the medal podium.

The former Ball State setter guided the offense to a .463 attack percentage as the United States defeated Chile 25-16, 25-15, 22-25, 25-21 in the bronze-medal match of the Pan American Cup on Sunday in Canada.

Isaacson helped three U.S. players finish with double-digit kills to close out the international tournament.


Former Ohio State opposite Jake Hanes had a match-high 16 kills on a .560 attack percentage against Chile. Hanes closed out the tournament second among all players with 93 kills.

Penn State outside attacker Brett Wildman added 11 kills and hit .409 in the bronze-medal match victory, while former Hawai’i middle attacker Patrick Gasman had 13 kills on a .647 attack percentage. Gasman also ended the tournament with the second-best offensive efficiency rating at 62.5 percent.

The United States en route to the bronze medal had 11 aces – six more aces than Chile. Four U.S. players had multiple aces with Hanes leading all players with four aces.

Along with the podium finish, U.S. libero Mason Briggs earned an individual award at the Pan American Cup.

The Long Beach State libero received the Best Digger award at the tournament. Briggs led all players with 70 digs on a 3.33 digs per game average, including having eight digs in the finale against Chile.