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
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