Mexico prevail in straight sets again
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, July 17, 2014 - Mexico took another
step towards qualification for the Women’s World Volleyball
Championships when they whipped Panama 25-13, 25-15, 25-20
Thursday night at Sport & Physical Education Centre of the St
Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies.
The tournament favourites are now unbeaten from two matches as
they had brushed aside Costa Rica in straight sets when the
NORCECA Playoff for the Women’s World Volleyball Championships
served off the night before.
Mexico’s Zaria Orellana was the game’s leading scorer with 14
points, while her captain Andrea Rangel had one point less and
was the only other player to reach double figures in the
Panamanian skipper Johanna Arroyo led the way for her team with
Arroyo said “We need to fight more for what we want, They wanted
it more, I think that was the difference.”
Panama’s coach Reynaldo Ortega stated: “Mexico took advantage of
hard, floaty serves” and pointed out that they are a good
Mexican coach Miguel Jorge Azair was satisfied with the first
two sets, but thought his team only performed well in the
closing stages of the third.
Captain Rangel said: “we continue working hard towards our main
object of qualifying for the World Championships.”
Costa Rica, Nicaragua and T&T are the other teams attempting to
win this round-robin playoff tournament on July 20 and secure
the 24th and final place in the World Championships, which will
take place in Italy from September 23-October 12.