By Cindy Luis
sorry, didn’t see this until now. happened Monday night
The U.S. men’s Pan Am volleyball team, with two players with Hawaii ties on the roster, opened up the Pan Am Cup with a 25-17, 25-19, 25-12 sweep of Venezuela in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Setter and team captain Kawika Shoji (‘Iolani, Stanford) had 43 assists and a block in playing the whole match. Middle Matt Rawson (Hawaii) played in two sets, starting the third, and finished with 3 kills in hitting 1.000.
The U.S. had a 14-2 advantage in aces.
The team plays Mexico today and Brazil Wednesday.