Gerardo Contreras and Carlos Guerra contributed 20 points each in leading Mexico to victory.
Trinidad & Tobago was paced by Ryan Stewart’s 17 points and Nolan Tash added 16 points. Mexico held a 59-45 advantage in attack points and 9-5 in blocks, while Trinidad & Tobago’s serve netted an 8-4 service ace margin.
Mexico concludes Pool A on Wednesday against United States at 20:00, while Trinidad & Tobago faces Costa Rica at 15:00.
“We’ve got to be happy with the win, but we cannot be happy with the way we played,” Mexico’s Gerardo Contreras said. “Trinidad & Tobago played a good match. They were inspired.”
“Since we saw them last year, Trinidad & Tobago has improved a lot,” Mexico Coach Jorge Miguel Azair said. “We made a lot of mistakes in reception. It’s a win, and we’re looking ahead to tomorrow.”
“It’s been six years since we won one set from Mexico,” Trinidad & Tobago Coach Gideon Dickson said. “Our goal is to be competitive each day. Mexico had experience and poise during crucial parts of the game and that was the difference.”