Canada makes it to the semifinals


LANGLEY, Canada, September 25, 2013.- Host team, Canada classified to the semifinals after beating Mexico 3-0 (25-22, 25-15, 25-12). John Gordon Perrin registered 20 points for the Canadian team, while Dallas Soonias closed with 15. For Mexico, Tomas Aguilera had a seven points performance. Canada had a huge advantage in the blocking game settin a 12-3 points difference. Canada and The United States have a bye date on Thursday.


“It was a difficult night. We faced such great rivals that adjusted their block and had a very good serve. We could not have our best match tonight,” said Mexican captain Jorge Quinones.


“They pushed us on the first two sets and had a very good defense and made us work for every point. I think they are missing some important players that  might help them and fought for every point,” remarked Canadian captain Fred Winters who celebrated his Birthday in the match against Mexico.


“Congratulations to Canada for a magnificient team and the way they play as well as the quality of their players. We could not control their serve and that really affected us,” stated Mexican coach Sergio Hernandez.


Coach Glenn Hoag, could not count on with Gavin Schmitt due to an injury. “The diagnosis is not very good, is a stressed fracture that He has in his tibia since World League, so We don’t think He would be able to play. Mexico served quite well, played great defense and We had to stay focus right through,”said Hoag.


Mexico will match Puerto Rico on Thursday while Canada will have the day off befor facing the winner of Cuba and Dominican Republic.