Mexico was too much for Trinidad and Tobago

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 overwhelming victory.

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”.