TULSA, Oklahoma, USA, July 22, 2022 – Mexico
kept alive its hopes for a 2023 World
Championship berth with a 3-0 (25-16, 25-18,
25-21) win over Peru in the Pan American Cup on
Friday at the Cox Business Convention Center in
Mexico (3-2) will play in the fifth-place match
on Saturday. Peru (0-4) will play for seventh.
Mexico’s attack overwhelmed Peru as it led in
spikes 41-26. Mexico also scored 24 points on
Peru’s errors while committing 19. The teams
tied in blocks (4-4) and aces (6-6).
Mexico outside hitter Ximena Cordero dominated
the match, leading all scorers with 18 points on
18 spikes. She also had 13 digs. Mexico’s libero
Sofia Padron had 19 digs.
Peru was led by outside hitter Fabiana Hurtado
who scored nine points on seven spikes, one
block and one ace.
Luis Bañuelos, coach of Mexico: “We are very
happy about winning this match, after the one we
lost yesterday. It is good for the motivation of
the group. Now we have to wait for the match
between Canada and Costa Rica to achieve a good
position in this tournament.”
Peru Coach Walter Lung: We hoped this match
would be better, but it wasn’t. Technically, the
team showed improvement.
We are still working to improve and develop.