moves into NORCECA quarterfinals
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, October 10,
moved into the NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship
quarterfinal round after beating Trindad and Tobago in
straight sets 25-14, 25-7, 25-10 at Roberto Clemente
Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Mexico (1-2), third place in pool B, will face the loser
between Puerto Rico and Canada in the quarterfinal round.
Mexico is aiming to win one of the three spots available for
the NORCECA final four Olympic qualifier in January.
Trinidad and Tobago (0-3) will play for placing matches.
Mexico managed to control the actions with huge margin in
every skill of the game, attacks (37-14), blocks (4-0) and
service points (14-3). Mexico benefited from 20 opponent
errors and committed 14.
Mexican Karina Flores with 11 points was the only player
with double-digits. Also contributing in Mexico’s first
victory, Grecia Castro with 9 points, Maria Fernanda
Rodriguez and Sirenia Gomez tallied 8 points apiece. Kiune
Fletcher scored 7 points for Trinidad and Tobago.
The NORCECA Women’s Championship is
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Andrea Rangel, captain of Mexico: “Everyone contributed in
today’s victory, our coach gave everyone a chance to live
the experience to play here and we showed that everyone can
do the job to win. In the second set we concentrated better
in our game and not fall into our opponent’s rhythm. We are
glad to reach our objective and move into the next round and
no matter who we face we must use our best weapons, passion
Gabriel Alarcón, Head Coach of Mexico: “In this match we
were looking to keep our game rhythm, join all the players
as a team and that is why everyone played. We are advancing,
we set individual goals for each player and we will evaluate
Shernice De Four, outside hitter of Trinidad and Tobago:
“Being a short team we could have played more defense and
get a lot more passes, we have the technique and skill but
we just couldn’t maximize on it; we had many ups and downs”.
Sean Morrison, Head Coach of Trinidad and Tobago: “In my
opinion we did better. We are a young team and Mexico is
very experienced. We need to fight more and when we preserve
the reception we perform well. We must play more at this
level so we can be more competitive in about two years. We