Mexico defeat Canada in match for fifth place


CAGUAS, Puerto Rico, September 17, 2011 – Mexico defeated Canada 22-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-22 in the match for the fifth position of the NORCECA Continental Championship on Saturday.


The Mexican team took advantage of 42 errors of Canada while committing 27. Canada held a 10-6 margin in blocks and both teams scored with six aces.


Andrea Rangel and Samantha Bricio topped Mexico with 16 and 12 points respectively. Canada’s Sarah Pavan led the scores with 18 points while Kyla Richey and Tammy Mahon each charted 10 points.


“It is our first victory ever over Canada and we are very happy with the victory,” Mexico’s Cecilia Ríos said while Coach Mario Herrera added: “The girls enjoyed the match and play very relaxed.”


“We couldn’t find our rhythm and it was a well played match for Mexico,” Canada’s Tammy Mahon commented.


“Mexico played better than us and deserved the victory,” Coach Arnd Ludwig added.