CALI, Colombia, December 2, 2021.- Mexico beat
Suriname 3-0 (25-9, 25-5, 25-12) in their first
victory at the women’s volleyball tournament of
the I Junior Pan American Games at Evangelista
Mexico´s performance was dynamic, everyone had a
chance to hit the court and execute their
strategy in straight convincing sets. Mexico has
1-1 record in pool A and Suriname has 0-2.
Mexico finished with advantage in every skill,
35-16 in attacks, 8-3 in blocks, 10-1 in serves
and committed 5 unforced errors against 22.
Top scorers from both teams were outside hitter
and captain Grecia Castro with 12 points for
Mexico and opposite hitter Shaniva Balkaran with
7 points for Suriname.
Mexico will resume the preliminary round against
Colombia and Suriname goes head to head with
Grecia Castro, captain of Mexico:
“I believe we did a good team effort,
technically and tactically. Today we started
with a good attitude, we had goals in the score
and we reached them; we are really happy for
that. Tomorrow we go against the home team, it’s
a highly anticipated match, and both teams don’t
give up easily”.
Cabriella Bouterse, captain of Suriname:
“I think it took a little bit too long for us to
start playing; eventually we got it together and
started to play. I would say we are still in a
learning process and adding that we’re not used
to playing in front of a big crowd. We finished
the preliminary round and I expect much more
effort from the whole team”.