Service and block of the United States downed Mexico
CHICLAYO, Peru, July 8, 2019 - United States got its third win
in a row by winning 3-0 (25-11, 25-18, 25-19) against Mexico
(1-1), with good service and effective blocking in the last game
of Group B of the Women's Pan American Cup.
The United States blocking made a notable difference with 13-0
over the Mexicans, and they added 9 points per service,
including 4 from captain Micha Hancock.
The United States players shared the work, Kadie Rolfzen with 13
points, 12 from Karsta Lowe, 11 from Hannah Tapp and 10 from
Rachael Adams, while Mexico had Yarenia Gutiérrez to their best
scorer with 11 points.
Hancock said "I think we started strong, we knew how to make a
good game. The team is playing as we expect, but there are
always things to see and correct, now Puerto Rico is a great
opponent and we hope to have a good result. "
Sashiko Sanay, captain of Mexico: "We improved with respect to
the game of Trinidad and Tobago, although today we fail a lot
the service that is not favorable, because once we make a
mistake it becomes a streak. The good thing that stands out is
that there was more blocking, more chances of attack even though
they have a very good structure and even then we were able to
Robert Browning, coach of the United States: "I like how we
started, with a lot of energy and concentration, as if it were
for the Championship ... and we want to always play like that,
as if it were the final. We started well with the blocking, with
the service we put a lot of pressure on Mexico, although we
failed in the second set, but we closed better in the third. "
Claudio Torres, coach of Mexico: "We went from less to more,
especially when the girls realized they could play without
pressure, it was all gain, especially against this team that is
an experience we always need. We did it well, but their service
is strong and makes you suffer. "
"The receptions were complicated, the United States has a strong
service, but to have a player over 10 points, I think it's very
The United States has rest on Tuesday, but Mexico will face
Puerto Rico at 6:00 p.m. in the Cerrado Coliseum of Chiclayo.
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