USA jumped to an early 8-5 lead in the first set behind the combined offense of Stanley and Priddy, who scored three points apiece. Victor Rivera kept Puerto Rico close with a pair of spikes and the local team tied things up at 10-10 with a right-handed spike from Soto. With Soto serving, Rivera and Escalante scored on consecutive spikes to put Puerto Rico 12-10 up, prompting a U.S. time-out. On the resumption, Soto added two straight aces, but Lee and Priddy answered back with a pair of kills. Puerto Rico went to the second TTO with a 16-14 advantage behind a right-side spike by Soto. The Americans equalized at 16 behind the spike and serve of Stanley and edged into the lead at 19-17 on the back of good play by Millar and Stanley. The Puerto Ricans reacted with a V. Rivera spike and a service winner by Muñiz to narrow the gap, and the scores were all square at 23 after a shot by Soto. But Priddy and Lee combined for an attack and block to wrap up the first set 25-23.
A couple of David Lee spikes down the middle contributed to a two-point American lead at the first TTO of the second set. Puerto Rico tied the scores at 8-8 through Soto and an ace by V. Rivera. The two teams stayed close before USA regained their two-point advantage behind a kill by Stanley and a block by Thornton. They went 22-19 up with a block by Anderson, but the home team recovered with kills by Soto and Muñiz and leveled the scores at 23-23 through Muñiz and V. Rivera. After a USA time-out, Rivera scored with a push shot for set-point to Puerto Rico, but Priddy tied the scores again. A block by Lee and an ace by Millar finally gave the Americans the second set at 26-24.
USA led 8-6 at the first TTO of the third set, but the home team sparked a reaction by turning things around, with a Soto kill helping his side to a 10-8 lead, forcing a USA timeout. After some powerful cannon shots from both sides, the home team found themselves a point up at the second TTO after a big bomb from V. Rivera. The scores were tied again at 17, before Soto put Puerto Rico ahead with a shot from the right side and V. Rivera increased the margin to two points from the left wing. Jose Rivera hit off the American block for a 23-20 lead and the set finished 25-22 in favor of Puerto Rico with a push shot by V. Rivera.
Matt Anderson was in full gear at the start of the fourth set and scored five points as the Americans took an 8-4 lead. Lee blocked Soto for a five-point advantage at 11-6 and another block by Stanley against J. Rivera stretched the difference to 13-7, forcing a Puerto Rican time-out. Two consecutive aces by Stanley gave the Americans a 16-9 lead at the second TTO. When play resumed, Stanley continued his serving show with two more aces. The Americans then cruised toward victory, wrapping the set up at 25-12.