Rest day was a hard-working one for Mexico
TIJUANA, Mexico, August 12, 2014 – Mexican Coach Sergio
Hernandez made sure his players didn’t stay on cloud nine
following their straight-set victory over Colombia in the first
outing of the home side in the Men’s Pan American Cup.
It was a rest day for Mexico on Tuesday in the Men’s Pan
American Cup but the players were not resting on the laurels
achieved the previous night and were back in the gym to continue
working under the leadership of Hernandez and his staff.
The Mexican squad was the first one in the training sessions
scheduled on Tuesday at the Multi-Sport Complex at the Baja
California High Performance, the official competition venue for
the nine-team competition, a qualifier to next year’s FIVB World
The local side is taking part with a group of emerging players
anchored by two experienced international players Carlos Guerra
and Gustavo Meyer who both have reached the status as legends in
The outside hitters Guerra and Meyer are joined by Samuel
Córdova and Tomas Aguilera, two accomplished middle blockers,
who are cementing their positions as key players in the national
Daniel Vargas plays as opposite, the captain Jorge Quiñones is
an outside hitter and brothers Pedro and Jesus Rangel are the
setter and libero, respectively.
Quiñones was pleased with the aggressive and relentless attitude
of his teammates during the match against Colombia, especially
in the third set they won 28-26.
“Our goal is to stay in the World League and continue our
preparations for the upcoming World Championship in Poland,”
Quiñones said. “We fought for every ball and that’s the main
characteristic of our team.”
“We are catching the rhythm ahead of the event in Poland and the
coach is making changes as he wants to see what the players can
do before the World Championship,” the Mexican captain said.