LONG BEACH, Calif. (May 8, 2012) - Mexico moved to 2-0 in
Pool A in the NORCECA Men's Continental Olympic
Qualification Tournament by defeating Trinidad & Tobago
25-18, 19-25, 25-21, 25-22 on Tuesday at the Walter Pyramid
in Long Beach, Calif. Dominican Republic falls to 0-2 in
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
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.
"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