Mexico in qualifying position at Group C
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago, October 14, 2017. - Mexico
blanked Dominica in straight sets 25-7, 25-13, 25-7 to secure
them in qualifying position at NORCECA Group C Women’s qualifier
at the National Cycling Centre in Trinidad & Tobago.
Mexico is unbeaten with 2-0 win-loss record to stand in a
comfortable position to qualify to Japan’s 2018 Women’s FIVB
World Championship. Mexico pocketed their second victory without
complications. In set two Dominica scored some interesting
points keeping Mexico on their toes.
Mexico prevailed over Dominica in 54 minutes on 38-7 margin in
attacks, 10-1 in aces and 4-2 on blocks, scoring on 23 opponent
errors and committing 17 of their own.
Leading scorers for Mexico were Melanie Parra with 16 points,
while Andrea Maldonado, Dulce Carranza and Xitlali Herrera
contributed with 9 points apiece. Shari Pascal scored three
points for Dominica.
Carolina Carranza, Mexican player:
“We are glad, we came here to win. Today’s match gave a chance
to all our team to perform. This is an important step; the team
is solid to put up a fight to the home team”.
Ricardo Naranjo, Head Coach of Mexico:
“Happy, our main goal is to qualifying to the world championship
and I consider we are very close on doing so. I believe things
were easy for us, our younger players had the opportunity to
perform and get into better shape for senior level; adding that
they will need more responsibility to work hard for next year”.
Ana Xavier, Captain of Dominica:
“In set two the team decided to go all out, we got out of the
nerves and put everything into place we don’t have anything to
lose. Hopefully we may perform like that tomorrow”.
Albert Loblack, Head Coach of Dominica:
“In set two we had a better rhythm but the girls got distracted
and started playing lazy. It all comes down to having an
adequate preparation, we are not there; it requires much more
from us to be in a final stage of a world qualifier. This is a
whole learning exercise for us; we can go back and make an
effort to change to taller, stronger players, among other