Mexico scores second victory

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, September 6, 2017 –Mexico defeated Puerto Rico 3-0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-18) to even up their win-loss record to 2-2 at the Men’s Volleyball Cup on Monday.

Mexico led in attacks 34-31 and outclassed Puerto Rico in the aces category 8-1 and blocks 8-4.

Diego Gonzalez led Mexico with 19 points while Josué Lopez, Jorge Hernandez and Gabriel Cruz each tallied 8 points.

Pedro Molina and Jair Santiago had 13 and 10 points, respectively, for the winless Puerto Rico in four outings.

Jorge Azair, coach of Mexico: “Today we had better discipline with our tactics and the guys did what we asked for. We controlled the strengths of Puerto Rico. It was a do-or-die situation for both teams with the winner going to the semis and the loser practically out.”

Alberto Torres, coach of Puerto Rico: “Once again we were victims of our errors with the serves. The boys have been learning, they are a bunch of young guys. Today we played against a well-coached team like Mexico so our game had to be a little bit cleaner to be able to compete with them.”