USA VBall: Local Boys Headed To Gold Medal At Pan-Am

The U.S. Men’s A2 Volleyball Team will play for the gold medal on Saturday at the 2010 Pan American Cup after sweeping Brazil, 26-24, 26-24, 25-18 in Friday’s semifinal at Roberto Clemente Coliseum in Puerto Rico.

Team USA (4-0) will face either Puerto Rico or Argentina in Saturday's gold-medal match.

The U.S. Men’s A2 Team had to fight off set point to win the first two sets, but took control of the third set, taking a 15-7 lead before coasting to victory.

“The first two sets could have gone either way and perhaps we play the match again and the result is the reverse,” U.S. Men's A2 Team Head Coach Rick McLaughlin said. “We somehow weathered the storm in the first two sets, but these Brazilian guys really can block and have a great future. We served very well and the key was turning around the second set.”

Long Beach State alum Robert Tarr added was third on the U.S. team with 11 points on 11 kills (0.35 attack percentage).

We'll keep you posted!

From reports by USA VBall's B.J. Hoeptner Evans

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