Pan American Games (Men’s Semifinal Results)

Brazil easily took care of Uruguay 28-16 in the first semifinal, but it took overtime for Argentina to knock out Cuba 30-29 and what well may be the match of the tournament. Cuba started out fast and led by as many as five goals in the first half, but Argentina was able to cut the lead to 14-12 at half-time. In the 2nd half Cuba again pulled ahead by four goals only to see Argentina come back and pull even at 21-21 with 10 minutes to go. For the rest of regulation time the score alternated between Cuba being up by one or a tie score. With 42 seconds remaining Cuba pulled ahead 25-24. In the remaining time, Cuba received a red card and later a foul resulting in a penalty shot goal for Argentina with 3 seconds remaining. In the ensuing overtime, Argentina took their first lead of the game and held on to win 30-29. Cuba certainly had their chances though and will certainly regret missing two penalty shots in the extra period. Argentina was led in scoring by backcourt player Bruno Civelli, who plays for Italian side Conversano, with 10 goals while Cuba was paced by Jorge Pavan with 13 goals. Argentina will play Brazil on Sunday for the automatic ticket to Beijing.

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  1. Thanks, John for the great updates and commentary on the Pan Ams [Men's and Women's]!

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