United States loses to Canadian in Pan American Cup quarterfinals

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The Canadian block was just too much for the United States to overcome.

Canada had a match-winning block in the third-game overtime and finished with 10 blocks as it swept the United States 25-20, 25-20, 27-25 in the Pan American Cup quarterfinals on Friday in Mexico.

The United States was limited to less than a .100 attack percentage in the opening game, and Canada for the match-out-hit the United States .231 to .208.


Loyola opposite Parker Van Buren in the loss had a match-high 11 kills. This was the third consecutive match to open the tournament that Van Buren had double-digit kills.

Former UC San Diego outside attacker also contributed 11 kills, while former Penn State outside attacker Brett Wildman added eight kills.

Despite the win, no Canadian player finished with more than five kills.

Fynnian Lionel McCarthy had both a team-high five kills and four blocks en route to helping Canada secure a berth in the semifinals.