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 League.


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 Mexican volleyball.


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 team.


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.