DURANGO, Mexico, August 18, 2021. - Mexico was
too much for Trinidad and Tobago 3-0 (25-11,
25-13, 25-8) in their debut at the Men’s NORCECA
Continental Championship at Auditorio del Pueblo
in Durango, Mexico.
Outside hitter Josué de Jesús López scored
impressive 10 aces of his 18 points in Mexico’s
The home teams’ margins in every skill were also
overpowering; 29-6 in attacking, 10-2 in
blocking and 16-1 in serves. Trinidad and Tobago
committed 20 errors against 23 from Mexico.
Pool A undefeated meet on day two of the event
Mexico’s (1-0) faces Puerto Rico (1-0); Trinidad
and Tobago (0-1) face Canada (0-1).
Jorge Azair, Coach of Mexico: “The team worked
well, they were loose and we now forget this
game to think about the next. We will face
Puerto Rico and I believe whoever commits fewer
errors will win”.
Pedro Rangel, Captain of Mexico: “This is a
young group, no it’s my turn to experience what
others felt when I arrived. The team has a lot
of potential and they are eager to move forward,
I was surprised by their game level; I still
need to adjust to them. Hopefully our rhythm
improves for tomorrow”.
Gideon Dixon, Coach of Trinidad and Tobago: “It
was a tough debut for us, Mexico clearly
outperformed us, we have a lot to learn and we
must go back to prepare for the next one,
looking for a different result”.
Ryan Stewart, Captain of Trinidad and Tobago:
“This was not the best act of the guys, we need
to do a little more in terms of consistency, and
I know we can do better. We hope to come out
stronger for tomorrows’ game”.