Chile and Mexico to contend for Gold Medal
MONTERREY, Mexico, March 24, 2017 – Mexico, host country of U19
Boys’ Pan American Cup will face Chile in the final for the
Both, Mexico and Chile classified to the FIVB Boys’ U19 World
Championship to be played in Bahrain.
Chile claimed the spot after Mexico defeated Colombia 3-1
(25-20, 25-22, 29-31 and 25-19) in one hour and 45 minutes.
Raymond Stephens topped with 23 points while Diego González
Castaneda finished with 22. Miguel Sarabia scored 15, David
Hernández 12, and Axel Tellez tallied 10 por the local team.
Top scorers for Colombia were Oliver Murillo and Carlos Llanos,
with 16 points apiece, while captain Raul Rivas registered 11.
Captain of Mexico, Jesus Carlos Flores:”The
main goal was to classify to the world championship and now in
the final we have to win it. Colombia was tough opponent but we
had our weapons to finish the match.”
Captain of Colombia, Raul Rivas:
“Congratulations to Mexico. We played hard and gave our best in
the third set but it was not enough”.
Coach of México, Gabriela Alarcón:
“We are so glad because we had already qualified to the world
championship, but now we have a plus in the chance of winning
the Crown at home and we hope so.”
Coach of Colombia, Carlos Osorio:
“Fortunately we could solve the situation in a very tight set,
but we delayed to get into rhythm. The lack of exposure and
competitive preparation made us fall short along with the boys