SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, July 1, 2023.- Mexico beat Trinidad & Tobago 3-0 (25-16, 25-16, 25-12) and will play for fifth place at the Men’s Volleyball Tournament of the 2023 San Salvador Central American and Caribbean Games at the Sports Palace Carlos El Famoso Hernández.
Mexico outperformed Trinidad & Tobago in a classification match for positions five to eight on Saturday, with a huge 42-25 advantage in attacking points, 12-4 in blocking points and 2-0 in aces. Both teams committed a similar number of unforced errors, Mexico with 15 and Trinidad & Tobago with 19.
Mexico will wait for the winner between Suriname and host El Salvador; Trinidad & Tobago will play for position seven.
Yasutaka Sanay topped Mexico with 8 points and Daynte Stewart of Trinidad & Tobago led all scorers with 10 points.
Enrique Sandoval, outside hitter of Mexico: “In the first and second sets we analyzed our opponents and in the third we scored easier. Tomorrow we close and we will give our one hundred percent for the best place”.
Marley Davidson, libero of Trinidad & Tobago: “The energy of the team wasn’t there. We tried to push the team to get as many points as possible or even take a set, but unfortunately we didn’t execute well”.