USA score easy victory over Mexico
CAÑETE, Peru, June 20, 2017 – United States roared past Mexico
in straight sets 3-0 (25-13, 25-15-25-13) to remain undefeated
in Pool A of the XVI Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup by
Movistar at Lolo Fernandez Coliseum on Tuesday.
The United States have a 4-0 win-loss record with 18 points
while Mexico is still looking for their first win and sits at
Andrea Drews and Madison Kingdom topped the USA scoring with 15
and 12 points, respectively, while Mallory McCage and Megan
Courtney added 9 and 7 in the loss. Mexico’s Andrea Rangel
finished with 9 points in the victory.
The winners outclassed their opponents in blocks (11-2), aces
(13-1) and attacks (36-20).
The United States close their preliminary phase schedule facing
Argentina on Wednesday while Mexico meets Colombia.
Andrea Drews, Top scorer of United States: “Different than
yesterday today we played more relaxed and secure. We are
satisfied with the job done thus far and we will keep battling
in every match to reach the finals.”
Karch Kiraly, Coach of United States: “Our strategy today was
neutralize Andrea Rangel who is the main offensive weapon of
Mexico. Also we tried to improve our system of communication in
the court, something we missed in the match against Puerto
Andrea Rangel, Captain of Mexico: “We knew it was going to be
difficult but we entered the court with attitude and to enjoy
We didn’t go to win but to do a god job and our best effort. Our
main goal is to win against Colombia tomorrow and to keep
growing for future competitions.”
Ricardo Naranjo, Coach of Mexico: “We know the United States are
a powerhouse so we talked to the girls about not being afraid of
making mistakes. If you look at the score, the difference was
big, but analyzing the plays there are strategies that worked
for us and we will continue working.”