GATINEAU, August 14, 2022: Puerto Rico defeated Mexico 3-1 (26-24, 25-27, 25-23, 25-19) in today’s 5-6 classification match at the 15th Pan American Cup at the Slush Puppie Centre in Quebec, Canada.
Puerto Rico finishes fifth and Mexico sixth out of eight teams.
Puerto Rico led in attack points (52-48) and aces (8-6) while Mexico earned more points from their blocking (8-10). Puerto Rico gained 33 points from errors; Mexico picked up 29 from their opponent.
Opposite Pedro Molina (16 pts), Klistan Lawrence (15 pts) and middle Jonathan Rodriguez (13 pts) were top scorers for the winning side.
Outside hitter Josue Lopez contributed 13 points (10 successful attacks, 2 blocks and an ace) for Mexico.