Coaches Look Ahead to Competition in Quebec


CHATEAUGUAY, Canada – The coaches of the three teams participating in the NORCECA Challenger towards the FIVB Volleyball Nations League 2020 commented about their teams on the eve of the start of the competition to be held from May 31 to June 2.


Head coach Jose Mieles (PUR) :  “Our main goal is to qualify for the next tournament; and to keep preparing for the rest of the season because it’s going to be a hard year for our team.  Last year in Edmonton (for the same tournament) we had a very exciting five-set game with Canada and won, and we’re hoping for the same level of excitement and the same result!”


Head coach Claudio Torres Garcia (MEX): “This will be a good test for the team, we have many players who are newly selected to the National Team and I believe they will absorb the experience.  We will strive to win both matches.”


Head coach Tom Black (CAN): “We’re still learning a lot about each other, but I definitely like the team we’re bringing out to the floor – they’ve been working really hard this past month. The girls are ready to compete.   I think Canada’s going to see an exciting style of play.  We have two big goals – we have to qualify for the Olympics and also for VNL, and this is one step in the process. This tournament is a necessary important step. “


7 pm ET Friday, May 31 - Mexico vs. Puerto Rico
6 pm ET Saturday, June 1 –  Canada vs Mexico
2 pm ET Sunday, June 2 – Canada vs Puerto Rico