Colombia will meet Mexico for seventh place of Pan Am Cup 

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, May 27, 2010 – Colombia claimed a comeback victory over Venezuela in five sets (25-22, 19-25, 21-25, 25-21, 17-15) advancing to a match against Mexico for the seventh place of the Men’s Pan American Cup on Friday.

Carlos Mosquera and Ronald Jiménez topped Colombia with 17 and 15 points respectively. Venezuelans Kervin Pinerua and Alejandro Sanoja finished with 23 and 22 points and  Henderon Espinoza charted 18 tallies.

“Even though we made many mistakes we never quit and kept fighting despite being on the edge of losing the match,” Argentinean coach of Colombia Horacio Dileo commented. “In the tie-breaker we came back with some strong blocking and good serves.”

“Colombia deserved the victory because they could close the match and we didn’t,” Venezuelan Coach Ivan Nieto said. “They blocked well at the end and we made unforced errors.” 

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