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.”