Canada claims seventh place


GUADALAJARA, Mexico, October 20, 2011 – Tammy Mahon scored 24 points to lead Canada to a 3-1 (19-25, 25-17, 26-24, 25-15) victory over Mexico in the match for seventh place of the women’s volleyball tournament at the XVI Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011.


Elizabeth Cordonier and Sherline Holness added 14 and 13 points for a Canada Team that held a 15-5 advantage in blocks. Mexico’s Andrea Rangel had 22 points and Samantha Bricio contributed 10.


Arnd Ludwig (Coach of Canada): “Both teams were in a similar situation. We were close in the chances of winning a match against Dominican Republic and Mexico against Puerto Rico. Both teams wanted to win. My team came a little slow in the first set. We put pressure on Mexico and we could respond. I think that if Mexico keeps this team together in four or five years will be really strong because it is very young.”


Mario Herrera (Coach of México): “Canada knew how to make the right adjustments. I feel that the inconsistency in our group is still due to the lack of international exposure and quality preparation match. We hope to keep the continuity with this group to work and consolidate it.”


Tammy Mahon (Captain of Canada): “It was great for us to end the tournament with a wining note. This was a very tough week, trying to get a victory every day, and I also want to thank to the people of Guadalajara, the organizing committee and the fans that were always supporting us.”


Martha Revuelta (Captain of Mexico): “We leave disappointed without a victory in this tournament. But we know that this is a very young team moving forward, and it is the beginning of a new history for it. We have quality, because we won some sets easily, but we need to be more mature and consistent.”