Mexico overcomes Trinidad & Tobago


MEXICO CITY, Mexico, June 15, 2014 – Mexico erased a two-set deficit and went on to defeat Trinidad & Tobago 3-2 (18-25, 21-25, 25-15, 25-20, 15-8) in the last match of Pool A of the XIII Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup on Sunday.


Mexico finished with a 3-2 record –with all the victories via five sets- and placed fourth behind Cuba who also compiled a 3-2 mark but with 15 points to 9 of Mexico.


Andrea Rangel and Lizbeth Sainz each scored 19 points in the victory. Trinidad & Tobago’s Krystle Esdelle had a match-high 21 points in the losing cause. Darlene Ramdin chipped in 11 points while Sinead Jack and Channon Thompson registered 10 apiece.


“We were able to solve a very difficult situation because we were just about to receive the nail on the coffin,” Mexico’s coach Jorge Azair said. “The girls showed attitude, character and pride to go with the tactics. Our serves were also a key.”


“They need to learn how to close the sets and the matches, and to do that you need to play more,” Trinidad & Tobago’s coach Francisco Cruz said. “They were over anxious after losing the third set and the reason for that is the lack of play.”