USA VBall: Sweep Sends Local Boys Into Pan-Am Semis

The U.S. Men’s A2 Volleyball Team (and its four Long Beach State alums) advanced to the semifinals of the 2010 Pan American Cup after sweeping Dominican Republic, 25-14, 25-18, 25-18 on Thursday in Puerto Rico.

Team USA (3-0) will face Brazil (2-0) in Friday’s first semifinal match at 7 p.m. ET. Puerto Rico (2-1) will play Argentina (2-0) at 9 p.m.

Long Beach State alum Robert Tarr was second on the team with 11 points on six kills, a match-high three blocks and two aces.

“The Americans were the superior team by far,” Dominican Head Coach Jacinto Campechano said. “They dictated the game with their serves and didn’t let us play. We need to be more consistent but to get that we also need to play more international matches.”

Among other U.S. scorers, 49er Dean Bittner, who shared time at opposite with Clark, scored seven points on six kills and one ace.

We'll keep you posted on how the team does in Friday night's semifinals!

With reports from USA Volleyball's B.J. Hoeptner Evans

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