Menu WL



 

 
FIVB Home
MWC2007 Home
GO to Women
Competition Info
Schedule
Press
Match Info
LIVE Scorebox
Results
Standings
Photos
Teams
Best Players
TV Schedule
Previous Editions
 

Press releases
 
USA Men Captured NORCECA Gold Against Puerto Rico

U.S.A. celebrates their entry in the FIVB World Cup 2007

ANAHEIM, California, September 21, 2007 - USA Men took a 3-1 (25-20, 23-25, 25-22, 25-23) victory over Puerto Rico to win the gold medal at the 2007 NORCECA Menís Continental Championship on Friday at the Anaheim Convention Center Arena.

With the victory, the USA Team claims an automatic berth into the FIVB World Cup held November 18-December 2 in Japan. Cuba defeated Canada 3-0 (38-36, 25-21, 25-22) to win the bronze medal.

Riley Salmon led the USA scoring attack with 16 points on 16 kills. Reid Priddy and Clay Stanley each added 15 points. David Lee compiled 12 points and Ryan Millar scored 10 points. Puerto Rico team captain Hector Soto led all scorers with 19 points and Jose Rivera and Victor Rivera each added 11 points.

Cubaís Raydel Corrales Poutou led all scorers with 20 points, Oreol Camejo scored 14, Rolando Jurquin added 12 and Odelvis Dominico tallied 10 points. Canada was led by Fred Winters with 14 points. Dallas Soonias chipped in 12 points and Daniel Lewis contributed 10 points.

USA setter Lloy Ball was named the tournamentís Most Valuable Player and also won the Best Setter award. Clay Stanley was named the Best Server and Puerto Ricans and Victor Rivera were named Best Scorer and Best Spiker respectively.

USA Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon won the inaugural Jim Coleman Award as the tournamentís most outstanding coach.

The other award winners were Canadaís Murray Grapentine (Best Blocker) and Chris Wolfenden (Best Digger) and the Dominican Republicís Elvis Daverson Contreras (Best Receiver) and Amaury Martinez (Best Libero).

2007 NORCECA Menís Continental Championship Results
Final Standings:
Gold -
USA
Silver Ė Puerto Rico
Bronze - Cuba
4th - Canada
5th - Dominican Republic
6th - Barbados
7th - Mexico
8th - Trinidad & Tobago

Individual Awards
Most Valuable Player: Lloy Ball (USA)
Best Scorer: Hector Soto (PUR)
Best Spiker: Victor Rivera (PUR)
Best Blocker: Murray Grapentine (CAN)
Best Server: Clay Stanley (USA)
Best Digger: Chris Wolfenden (CAN)
Best Setter: Lloy Ball (USA)
Best Receiver: Elvis Daverson Contreras (DOM)
Best Libero: Amaury Eduardo Martinez (DOM)
Jim E. Coleman Award: Hugh McCutcheon (USA)

Final Pool A Standings
United States 3-0
Puerto Rico 2-1
Mexico 1-2
Barbados 0-3

Group A: Barbados, Mexico, Puerto Rico, United States
Sept. 16: Puerto Rico def. Barbados 25-16, 15-17, 25-16
Sept. 16: United States def. Mexico 25-11, 25-15, 25-20
Sept. 17: Puerto Rico def. Mexico 25-15, 25-18, 25-20
Sept. 17: United States def. Barbados 25-13, 25-13, 25-4
Sept. 18: Mexico def. Barbados 25-14, 25-18, 18-25, 25-22
Sept. 18: USA def. Puerto Rico 25-19, 27-25, 25-18

Final Pool B Standings
Cuba 3-0
Canada 2-1
Dominican Republic 1-2
Trinidad & Tobago 0-3

Group B: Canada, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Trinidad & Tobago
Sept. 16: Cuba def. Trinidad & Tobago 25-13, 25-16, 25-19
Sept. 16: Canada def. Dominican Republic 25-21, 25-23, 25-20
Sept. 17: Canada def. Trinidad & Tobago 25-14, 25-14, 25-10
Sept. 17: Cuba def. Dominican Republic 25-13, 25-17, 25-17
Sept. 18: Dominican Republic def. Trinidad & Tobago 25-15, 25-20, 25-16
Sept. 18: Cuba def. Canada 25-22, 22-25, 25-23, 25-18

Quarterfinals
Sept. 19 (Match 13): Puerto Rico (2A) def. Dominican Republic (3B) 25-18, 25-19, 25-15
Sept. 19 (Match 14): Canada (2B) def. Mexico (3A) 25-19, 25-17, 25-21

Classification Round 5
Sept. 20 (Match 15): Dominican Republic (3B) def. Trinidad & Tobago (4B), 21-25, 25-14, 25-21, 25-19
Sept. 20 (Match 16): Barbados (4A) def. Mexico (3A) 25-23, 22-25, 19-25, 25-18, 17-15

Semifinals
Sept. 20 (Match 18): Puerto Rico (2A) def. Cuba (1B) 26-24, 11-22, 22-25, 26-24, 15-11
Sept. 20 (Match 17): USA (1A) def. Canada (2B) 32-30, 19-25, 25-19, 26-24

Final Round Classification
Sept. 21 (Match 19): Mexico (3A) def. Trinidad & Tobago 25-22, 25-16, 27-25 (seventh place)
Sept. 21 (Match 20): Dominican Republic (3B) def. Barbados (4A) 25-13, 25-18, 25-16 (fifth place)
Sept. 21 (Match 21): Cuba (1B) def. Canada (2B) 38-36, 25-21, 25-22 (bronze medal)
Sept. 21 (Match 22): USA (1A) def. Puerto Rico (2A) 25-20, 23-25, 25-22, 25-23 (gold medal)

  
 

 

  
More press releases
05.12.2007 "Rising Son" Gottsu is the World Cupís rising star  
02.12.2007 FIVB Volleyball World Cup 2007: Gold medal for Brazil, qualified for Beijing Olympics with Russia and Bulgaria  
01.12.2007 FIVB Volleyball World Cup 2007: Brazil qualified for Beijing Olympic Games  
30.11.2007 FIVB Volleyball World Cup 2007: Bulgaria stops Russia, 4 teams vie for 3 Olympic berths  
29.11.2007 From Russia eight-love  
29.11.2007 Aussie coach names his podium picks  
28.11.2007 FIVB Volleyball Menís World Cup 2007: Tokyo will close the event on Sunday  
27.11.2007 FIVB Volleyball Menís World Cup 2007: Top teams prepare for Tokyo showdown  
26.11.2007 FIVB Volleyball Menís World Cup 2007: Russia and Brazil stay on top, looking for Beijing  
25.11.2007 FIVB Volleyball Menís World Cup 2007: Russia crushes Spain and still leads  
24.11.2007 FIVB Volleyball Menís World Cup 2007: Head Coaches facing the 3rd Round  
23.11.2007 FIVB Volleyball World Cup 2007: a big TV success. Record breaker market share, 500 hours of coverage and a potential audience of 1/15 of the planet  
23.11.2007 FIVB Volleyball World Cup 2007: Brazil is here to stay, as Russia remains undefeated. The 3rd round will be staged in Fukuoka and Okayama.  
22.11.2007 FIVB Volleyball World Cup 2007: USA end Bulgariaís winning streak  
20.11.2007 FIVB Volleyball Menís World Cup 2007: Bulgaria and Russia undefeated. 2nd Round will be staged in Hiroshima and Toyama  
19.11.2007 FIVB Volleyball Menís World Cup 2007: Puerto Rico stunned USA  
18.11.2007 FIVB Volleyball Menís World Cup 2007: USA beat 3-0 Brazil and Tunisia got rid of Japan  
17.11.2007 FIVB Volleyball Menís World Cup 2007 ready to start tomorrow in Japan. 12 teams competing for three Olympic berths  
30.10.2007 FIVB World Cup: 12 menís team fighting in Japan for the first Olympic entries  
02.10.2007 FIVB World Cup 2007: drawing of lots in Tokyo  
02.10.2007 Brazil to open World Cup defence against USA  
25.09.2007 FIVB World Cup 2007: the Menís 12 entries are completed. Wild cards for Bulgaria and Korea  
23.09.2007 2007 Men's African Nations Championship: second consecutive victory and a World Cup place for Egypt  
16.09.2007 Spain surprisingly claim 2007 Indesit European Championship title and will play in the World Cup  
13.09.2007 World Cup 2007: Vabo chan attracts the crowds  
10.09.2007 FIVB World Cup 2007: Japan, Australia and Brazil in the entry list  
10.09.2007 Brazil wins South American Championship, a ticket for the World Cups  
09.09.2007 Australia wins title, Thailand beats Japan at Asian Menís Volleyball Championship  
04.09.2007 FIVB World Cups 2007: a first Olympic step  
24.07.2007 Fuji TV stages 100-day countdown to World Cup