Puerto Rico still alive in men’s qualifier

VANCOUVER, Canada, January 11, 2020 - Puerto Rico kept their tournament alive by defeating Mexico three sets to zero (26-24, 25-23, 25-23) at the NORCECA Men's Tokyo Qualification Tournament in Vancouver, Canada.

Sunday 12 de January del 2020 06:00 AM

Maurice Torres and Pablo Guzman led Puerto Rico with 18 and 16 points with Pelegrin Vargas contributing 13 points in the victory. Daniel Vargas and Miguel Chávez each had 8 points as the best Mexicans.

Maurice Torres, Puerto Rican player: "We're pleased because we knew we had to win the match. We still have a chance depending on what happens. We came into the game knowing this is a must win going into tomorrow's game against Canada. Credit to my teammates for battling and fighting against a tough Mexico team."

Oswald Antonetti, Puerto Rican coach: "Yesterday was tough because we didn't play any exhibition games so it was tougher for us to get into a rhythm. As much as you can train, the match experience is different so today we had the experience from yesterday and played much better. We need to get the right game plan tomorrow against Canada and compete hard."

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Publicado por: Norceca.info
Fuente: Norceca.net