Canada makes it to the semifinals
LANGLEY, Canada, September 25, 2013.- Host team, Canada
classified to the semifinals after beating Mexico 3-0 (25-22,
25-15, 25-12). John Gordon Perrin registered 20 points for the
Canadian team, while Dallas Soonias closed with 15. For Mexico,
Tomas Aguilera had a seven points performance. Canada had a huge
advantage in the blocking game settin a 12-3 points difference.
Canada and The United States have a bye date on Thursday.
“It was a difficult night. We faced such great rivals that
adjusted their block and had a very good serve. We could not
have our best match tonight,” said Mexican captain Jorge
“They pushed us on the first two sets and had a very good
defense and made us work for every point. I think they are
missing some important players that might help them and fought
for every point,” remarked Canadian captain Fred Winters who
celebrated his Birthday in the match against Mexico.
“Congratulations to Canada for a magnificient team and the way
they play as well as the quality of their players. We could not
control their serve and that really affected us,” stated Mexican
coach Sergio Hernandez.
Coach Glenn Hoag, could not count on with Gavin Schmitt due to
an injury. “The diagnosis is not very good, is a stressed
fracture that He has in his tibia since World League, so We
don’t think He would be able to play. Mexico served quite well,
played great defense and We had to stay focus right
Mexico will match Puerto Rico on Thursday while Canada will have
the day off befor facing the winner of Cuba and Dominican