Mexico beats Suriname in first victory at Junior Pan Am

CALI, Colombia, December 2, 2021.- Mexico beat Suriname 3-0 (25-9, 25-5, 25-12) in their first victory at the women’s volleyball tournament of the I Junior Pan American Games at Evangelista Mora Coliseum.

Mexico´s performance was dynamic, everyone had a chance to hit the court and execute their strategy in straight convincing sets. Mexico has 1-1 record in pool A and Suriname has 0-2.

Mexico finished with advantage in every skill, 35-16 in attacks, 8-3 in blocks, 10-1 in serves and committed 5 unforced errors against 22.

Top scorers from both teams were outside hitter and captain Grecia Castro with 12 points for Mexico and opposite hitter Shaniva Balkaran with 7 points for Suriname.

Mexico will resume the preliminary round against Colombia and Suriname goes head to head with Argentina.

Grecia Castro, captain of Mexico: “I believe we did a good team effort, technically and tactically. Today we started with a good attitude, we had goals in the score and we reached them; we are really happy for that. Tomorrow we go against the home team, it’s a highly anticipated match, and both teams don’t give up easily”.

Cabriella Bouterse, captain of Suriname: “I think it took a little bit too long for us to start playing; eventually we got it together and started to play. I would say we are still in a learning process and adding that we’re not used to playing in front of a big crowd. We finished the preliminary round and I expect much more effort from the whole team”.