Another Goalball Shutout
By Josh Eisenberg/Wheelchair Sports Federation
It was a very busy Sunday for the United States at the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games in Peru.
Cameron DeLillo scored four goals to lead Team USA’s seven-a-side futbol team to a 6-0 first-round victory Aug. 25 at Complejo Deportivo Villa Maria del Triunfo Stadium.
“It feels amazing, I mean just for my team. They helped me tremendously on the field. So, I mean, it’s a team effort,” DeLillo said.
Goalkeeper Sean Boyle recorded his second consecutive shutout for Team USA. Team USA shut out Columbia 5-0 on Aug. 24. He also saved a penalty kick. Andrew Bremmer and Nicholas Mayhugh each added goals for Team USA.
In para athletics, Team USA’s Josh Cinnamo broke his own world record in the F46 men’s shot put with a 16.49-meter throw. Sydney Barta broke two Parapan American Games records, as she won gold in the women’s T64 200-meter finals. Markeith Price earned silver in the men’s T13 400, while did Beatriz Hatz in the women’s T64 200 event.
Two Team USA members took the top honors in the T42-47/T63-64 men’s high jump final. Samuel Grewe won gold, while teammate Ezra Frech took silver. In the F54 men’s javelin throw, Justin Phongsavanh won gold, while Kymberly Crosby won gold in the women’s T13 100 event.
In goalball, the U.S. women’s team, behind Amanda Dennis’ four goals, beat Peru 10, while Joshua Welborn scored four goals for the men’s team to lead them to a 10-5 victory over Canada.
Add two more bronzes to the list in judo for the United States. Katie Davis won bronze in the +70-kilogram, field while her teammate Christella Garcia did the same in the the -70-kilogram category. In addition, Nathan Ostergaard won gold in Men’s -81-kilogram round robin.
Team USA’s wheelchair rugby team also picked up two wins – defeating Columbia 54-35 and edging past Canada 54-51.
Team USA earned three medals, including two golds, in para shooting. Michael Tagliapietra (Mixed’s 25-meter Sport Pistol SH1) and Taylor Farmer (Mixed 10-meter Air Rifle Prone SH1) each won gold medals, while Kevin Ngyuen (Mixed 25-meter Sport Pistol SH1) earned bronze.
Aug. 25 medal standings:
United States (48)