SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, September 4,
2021 – Canada scored its second victory in as
many outings at the Men’s Pan American Cup after
defeating Mexico 3-1 (27-25, 25-23, 21-25,
25-21) on Saturday.
Jesse Elser and Brodie Hofer each recorded 18
points to lead the Canadian winning effort,
followed by Jackson Howe who contributed 15
points to the victory.
Jorge Hernández, Diego Gonzalez and Josue Lopez
finished in doublé digits for Mexico with 12, 11
and 10 points, respectively.
Both teams had 8 blocks while Canada held the
edge in serves 8-6 with Elser and Jordan
Schnitzer landing three aces apiece.
Ben Josephson, coach of Canada: “We had a good
battle from start to finish. Yesterday’s match
was also very close. All the teams are well
prepared, so it’s going to be a high level
Jesse Elser, Captain of Canada: “I feel good
about my team. We had a lot of diversity,
followed the game plan and everything worked as
we expected. To me that was the key to win this
Jorge Azair, coach of Mexico: “We made too many
errors, offensively and defensively and when a
team is playing like that it is very difficult
to close the sets.”