Canada beat Mexico and advance in second place of Pool A


Gabriel Chancy celebrate the victory. Canada will remain playing in Tijuana, while Mexico depart to Mexicali on Monday.

Tijuana, Mexico, September 13, 2015 -  Canada claimed their second victory and the second place of Pool A as well as the ticket to the top eight teams round at FIVB Men’s U21 World Championship.

The Canadian team defeated hosts, Mexico, in straight sets (25-17, 25-20, 25-20) and had Ryan Nickifor as their best scorer with 23 points, followed by Brandon Koppers with 9.

Ridl Alexis Garay was the best of Mexico with 11 points, while Alan Gabriel Martinez finished with 9 units.

Mexico surrendered 26 points in errors, while Canada gave up 18. Serving and blocking were two fundamentals things that the team coached by John Barrett worked on to grab the ticket as the only Norceca representative team in second round.

The reception was also key for the Canadians with 23 successful plays against 18 by Mexico that now will depart to Mexicali to play the qualification round for places 9 to 10 at the State Auditorium.


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