Ohio State’s Pasteur leads U.S. past Colombia for fifth place at Pan Am Cup

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Outside attacker Jacob Pasteur left little to doubt about the U.S. chances of winning its tournament finale.

Pasteur finished with a match-high 15 kills on a .650 attack percentage as the United States swept Colombia 25-18, 25-20, 25-15 at the Pan American Cup fifth-place finals on Sunday in Mexico.

The Ohio State All-American committed a combined one attack error in the final two games. Pasteur also had a game-high six kills in the final game, including the match-winning kill to complete the sweep.


Former Penn State setter Cole Bogner guided the U.S. offense out-hit Colombia .458 to .043. In addition, the United States committed a match-low two attack errors and had a .588 attack percentage in the third game.

The United States had two starters finish with zero errors and multiple kills.

Grand Canyon opposite Camden Gianni contributed eight kills and zero errors on a team-best .615 attack percentage. Middle attacker Matthew Knigge added four kills and zero errors while hitting .571.

Knigge also had a match-high five blocks and helped the United States out-block Colombia 11 to 3.

Both Andres Felipe Piza Hernandez and Gustavo Larrahondo in the loss led Colombia with six kills.