Mexico finishes seventh in Pan Am Cup 

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, May 28, 2010 – Mexico scored a 3-1 (25-19, 23-25, 25-15, 25-20) victory over Colombia on Friday and finished in seventh place of the Men’s Volleyball Pan American Cup.

Ivan Contreras led Mexico with 16 points and Pedro Rangel and Jesus Rangel each compiled 9 points. Colombians Humberto Machacon (15), Ronald Jimenez (14), Jefferson Perlaza (11) and Carlos Alomia (10) scored in double figures for the defeated side.

“Finishing a competition with a victory is always good,” Mexican Coach Jorge Azair said. “After two days off it we had some difficulties to get things going but once we caught the rhythm we stabilized our serve and reception and got the win.”

“We came here with junior players around three veterans and all they need is to play more,” Azair added. “I think for future NORCECA tournaments the competition format needs to be revised because we only played three matches.”

Horacio Dileo, the Argentinean coaching Colombia, said: “I was not the best tournament in terms of results but it was a good one to evaluate our program and the work that needs to be done in Colombia.” 

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