Mexico finished fifth at Men’s Pan Am Cup
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, July 14, 2012 – Mexico
claimed fifth place in the Men’s Pan American Cup after
outdueling Canada in a match of five sets (25-17, 22-25, 25-22,
18-25 y 15-13) that lasted almost two hours.
Opposite Daniel Vargas spearheaded the Mexican offense with 18
points, followed by Marco Macías (17) and Leonardo Manzo and
Ismael Guerrero with 12 apiece.
Canadian Dane Pischke with 27 points was the top scorer in the
match with 27 points and James Marshall added 15.
A tired Pedro Rangel, captain of the winners, said: “It was a
complicated match that we didn’t expect to go as long as it
went. The fatigue and pains were starting to show and bother
because most of the guys are out of shape.”
Coach Jorge Miguel Azair commented: “We achieved our objective
of watching those who will be promoted to the main national team
towards the Qualifiers to the World Championship and the Central
American and Caribbean Games of Veracruz 2014.”
Lawrence McKay, coach of Canada, stated: “Our reception was very
poor and Mexico’s serve was very good which caused problems to
us. But the sets we won were well deserved with few errors. Our
rivals played better but my team battled until the end.”