Channon Thompson had a total of 21 points while Kristle Esdelle recorded 18. Darlene Ramdin finished with 12 and Sinead Jack with 10. For Mexico Samantha Bricio scored 15 points and Alejandra Isiordia 10.
“We fell in an excess of confidence. We didn’t play as we know. We lost because we were out of focus and we didn’t played our game, we fell into their game,” said Isiordia.
“We lost a match that really was an opportunity to train and prepare for the World Championship. They are very strong in block and attack, but limited in other fundamentals, we did not get the best of that. I am very concerned about the lack of respect and desire to play when you wear the jersey of your country, and today we had no respect for the jersey of Mexico”, stated Estanislao Matias Vachino about the result against Trinidad and Tobago.
“We had to fight on the net and since the beginning we said to ourselves we couldn’t afford to lose a match against Mexico, we had our chances and did our best,” said Esdelle.
“We worked hard on that. We had won against them the last time we played in Mexico (at the 2012 Pan Am Cup in Ciudad Juarez) and we prepared according to our system, focusing on the net and to avoid losing on the strong fundaments of Mexico like pass and defense”, Francisco “Panchi” Cruz mentioned.
Mexico will play for the 11th place while Trinidad and Tobago will do so for 9th place on Sunday.
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