Venezuela finishes in fifth place after beating Mexico
TIJUANA, México, August 16, 2014.- Venezuela finished in fifth
place IX Men’s Pan American Cup after beating Mexico in four
sets (22-25, 25-20, 25-15, 25-23).
Captain Kervin Pinerua finished as top scorer with a total of 19
points, with two aces. Maximo Montoya scored 13, two in aces,
while Jesus Chourio closed with 11, all of them for Venezuela.
For Mexico, Carlos Guerra converted 13 points and Daniel Vargas
“We finished with a victory and a spot in the World League and
We will go to Qatar to continue with our preparation for the
World Championship in Poland”, Venezuelan captain Kervin Pinerua
“When you win is something good. I saw a very good match. Much
better today, beacuse we made it so well, testing all the team.
We trained hard, and responded to every indication, whit a great
work by Máximo Montoya,” Vincenzo Nacci, coach of Venezuela
“The result is very important for us, but I also have to see
what we have in our roster, my depth chart. If I didn’t do that
here probably I wouldn’t have such a chance any longer. We took
the risk in the sets, but this was the time to test my players,”
Sergio Hernandez, coach of Mexico stated.
“That’s why we kept Meyer on the bench, but in the end He got
into rhythm. Unfortunately it was like We covered one hole but
left another uncovered,” Hernandez added.
“Congratulations to Venezuela, they did a great job and a good
match. It is a very good team. We faced each other previously in
Mexico City before the Cup in Mexico City. And now we have to be
ready for the World Championship,”, Mexican captain Jorge
Both teams will travel to Qatar to compete in a friendship
tournament before their trip to Poland where the FIVB World
Championship begins on August 30. Mexico finished in sixth place
overall and was the fourth best ranked team of Norceca in the
tournament to remain as part of the World League.