Team USA 3, Venezuela 0
Date of competition: Monday, July 9, 2012
Stanford grad Kawika Shoji helped the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team to a sweep of Venezuela, 25-17, 25-19, 25-12, Monday on the first day of the Pan American Cup in Santo Domingo.
The Americans play Brazil on Tuesday.
Shoji, as the setter, helped the U.S. record a hitting percentage of .548, with four errors on 62 attempts. He had 47 assists.
The U.S. serve routinely took Venezuela out of its game with a 14-2 ace advantage. Team USA held a 38-26 margin in kills, in addition to a slim 5-3 advantage in blocks and 18-10 dig advantage.
"The Venezuelans played very well at the beginning of the match, but our good service made the difference," Shoji said.
posted by Rick on Jul 9, 2012 at 8:34 pm
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