PRESS RELEASE 14/10/2009

Mexico takes third place in Pool B

BAYAMON, Puerto Rico, October 14, 2009 – Mexico finished in third place of Pool B of the NORCECA Men’s Continental Championship by scoring a 25-19, 25-14, 25-21 victory against Panama. The win gave the winners a berth in the quarterfinals with a 1-2 record while the losers dropped to 0-3.


The Mexicans dominated the battle at the net with a 9-1 advantage in the blocking category during the match that lasted just 64 minutes.


Leonardo Manzo paced the Mexican scoring with 15 tallies, Edgardo Herrera added 11 and Samuel Cordova contributed 8 points. Domingo Avila topped Panama with 10.


“Today our team could manage the blocking of the opponent which was not the case in the previous two matches,” said Jorge Azair, the Mexican coach. “In our next match in the quarterfinals we need to adjust our blocking. I am pretty sure that my players will go in the court to play with their hearts out.”


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