Mexico beat Peru for seventh place at Lima 2019
LIMA, Peru, August 3, 2019.- Mexico beat Peru 3-1 (27-25,
26-24, 25-27, 25-13) to finish seventh place at the eighteenth
Lima 2019 Pan American Games at the Multisport Complex El Callao
of Lima, Peru.
Mexico found their way to outplay host Peru up to set four with
a comfortable scoring margin to finish their Pan American Games
campaign with 1-3 win-loss record.
Mexico held 59-50 margin in attacks and a slim 5-4 advantage in
aces, while both teams scored 13 points on blocks. Mexico
committed 22 unforced errors against 26 by Peru.
Opposite player Daniel Vargas of Mexico scored a match-high of
25 points including 22 kills and 2 aces. Outside hitter Jorge
Barajas added 17 points to Mexico’s victory, while middle
blocker Jonathan Martinez and outside hitter Gonzalo Ruiz
tallied 11 and 10 points accordingly. Middle blocker Alvaro
Urueña and opposite Eduardo Romay scored 20 points apiece in
Jesus Rangel, libero of Mexico: “This was a bad competition for
us; we worked for over two months to obtain a better result.
Against Brazil it wasn’t that bad United States was able to
control the match and things got complicated against Chile. In
these short tournaments you must perform well in every match”.
Jorge Azair, Head coach of Mexico: “The balance of the Games is
bad for us, our expectations were higher and the group came well
prepared. I am taking the good moments facing Brazil, Chile and
USA; we must keep on working in what went wrong”.
Eduardo Romay, captain of Peru: “We end a special competition at
home, showing how much the team has grown. There were nice
things in this match against Mexico, an Olympic team and recent
bronze medalist in the Pan Am Cup, it is really satisfying.
Unfortunately because we lack experience, it is hard to keep our
advantage during the games”.
Juan Carlos Gala, Head coach of Peru: “Our team is young but
they played like they were more experienced against superior
teams, we’ve been working thinking in our future and not only
for the Pan American Games. Technically the team performed well
but we need more character to close in crucial moments during
the game. We looked well against Mexico and generally speaking
we are pleased”.