Mexico and Venezuela hold a successful training camp at Mexican
Olympic Sport Center
MEXICO CITY, Mexico, August 8 2014.- Mexico and Venezuela held a
successful minicamp at the Mexican Olympic Sports Center before
departing to Tijuana for the IX Men’s Pan American Cup.
Both teams played scrimmage matches that were qualified as very
tied by national coach Sergio Hernandez. However, He felt
satisfied according to the game scheme he’s tried to develope.
“We even had a tie in a preparation match as we won in the first
and fourth sets, while they won in the second and third,”
Hernandez stated, after preparing a line up with Pedro Rangel,
Daniel Vargas, Samuel Cordova, Tomas Aguilera, Jorge Quiñones
and Martín Petris.
“We have accomplished our goals by playing against a team we
could face on the second round at the cup,” Hernandez mentioned.
The Men’s Pan American Cup will have a total of nine teams with
Argentina, Canadá, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto
Rico, The United States of America, Venezuela and México.
However, Mexico has to improve on their serve, according to
international player Tomas Aguilera. “We had some ups and downs,
we struggled with our service several times, but had some good
things when blocking and attacking,” Aguilera stated.
“This was something good, because we could not lose our
concentration, despite the rotation of players made by our
coach,” the Chihuahua native remarked. He played the whole four
sets in one of the matches.
“We don’t feel tired, because even after finishing our
participation at the Pan Am Cup, we must improve many things on
the court to be ready for the World Championship in Poland,” He
The FIVB Men’s World Championship will be played from August
30th to September 21st. “We will play this Cup with a lot of
experience, because is at home,” the Mexican player said. “Last
year we finished in second place and we want to improve that. We
feel very enthusiastic to play and improve many things and we
will be ready for the commitment.”