Canada won their second match of the Women's Volleyball Pan American Cup, defeating Cuba 25-11, 25-14, 25-10 ©NORCECA

Canada, the United States and the Dominican Republic all followed up opening-day victories at the Women's Volleyball Pan American Cup with another win, moving to 2-0 in the preliminary phase of the competition.

The Canadians were in sumptuous form against Cuba, sweeping past their rivals in a comfortable 25-11, 25-14, 25-10 victory.

Hillary Howe led Canada with 16 points, including three blocks and two aces, while Natasha Calkins and Avery Heppell added nine points apiece, with Canada also hammering down a competition-high 14 aces.

Canada coach Shannon Winzer said: "Today we were more aggressive than yesterday and were a lot better with our serves. 

"I think that better things are ahead for us in the tournament."

The US also moved to two wins, outplaying Puerto Rico in a 25-19, 25-14, 25-17 victory.

"My team did a good job," head coach Karch Kiraly said. 

"Even though we didn’t have much time of training, just a few days, I think we will be improving day after day."

Symone Williams-Abbott top-scored on 18 points, including four aces.

In the final match on day two of the tournament, hosts the Dominican Republic overcame Mexico 25-22, 25-12, 25-17.

Gaila Gonzalez tallied 12 points, including three aces, while three other players provided nine or more points.

"We had a quite solid game," Dominican Republic coach Marcos Kwiek said. 

"Our serve and reception worked well. 

"We played at a very good level and had Mexico in difficulties after the first set. 

"That was very positive to claim the victory."

Competition continues tomorrow, with all six teams again in action, highlighted by an enticing contest between Canada and the US.