Mexico claim gold medal at Boys' U19 Pan Am Cup

 

Mexican players pose with their national flag, trophy and medals at the Boys' U19 Pan American Cup in Monterrey.

Monterrey, Mexico, March 26, 2017 – Hosts Mexico breezed past Chile to claim the crown at the U19 Boys’ Pan American Cup with a straight-set 3-0 (25-20, 25-9, 25-20) at Nuevo Leon Gymnasium on Saturday night.



Both teams have qualified to the 2017 FIVB Boy's U19 World Championship to be held in Bahrain from August 18 to 27. Puerto Rico, the third qualified team to the world event, took the bronze medal with a 3-1 (16-25, 25-18, 25-23, 27-25) victory over Colombia.



Raymond Stephens, named the Most Valuable Player of the competition, led Mexico with 19 points, including seven aces. He also claimed the honors as best received and best server. Miguel Sarabia finished with 14 points while Diego Gonzalez and Alex Tellez each contributed 10 points in the victory.


Raymond Stephens receives the MVP award.

“This title is the result of the hard work by the boys and the contribution from the state associations that provided us with talented players,” said Mexican coach Gabriela Alarcon. “I am very happy and now we have to prepare for the world championship.”

Puerto Rican Gabriel Garcia, who set a U19 Pan Am record by scoring 43 points in the preliminary round against Colombia, once again punished the South American side with 37 points to lead his side victory in the match for third place.

Garcia finished as the best scorer of the tournament amassing 130 points in five matches. Pedro Molina added 22 points in the victory, including seven aces, while Colombia’s Carlos Llanos topped the defeated side with 21 points.


Boys' U19 Pan American Cup Dream Team and other Individual Awards winners.

In the first match of Saturday, the Dominican Republic defeated Costa Rica 3-0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-16) to finish in fifth place.

Bayron Valdez was again the top scorer for the Dominican team with 20 points while Frantony Segura added 14. Costa Rica’s Mariano Salas had 13 points in the loss.

Final Ranking:
1. Mexico
2. Chile
3. Puerto Rico
4. Colombia
5. Dominican Republic
6. Costa Rica
7. Nicaragua
8. Jamaica
9. Peru

Dream Team:
MVP: Raymond Stephens (MEX)
Outside hitters: Shavar James (JAM) & Bayron Valdez (DOM)
Middle blockers: Axel Tellez (MEX) & Alex Rusch (CHI)

Opposite: Gabriel Garcia (PUR)
Setter: Jonathan Cabrera (MEX)
Libero: Lucas Lavin (CHI)

Other Individual Awards:
Best Server: Raymond Stephens (MEX)
Best Receiver: Raymond Stephens (MEX)
Best Digger: Lucas Lavin (CHI)
Top Scorer: Gabriel Garcia (PUR)

Top Scorers
130- Gabriel Garcia, Puerto Rico
107- Bayron Valdez, Dominican Republic
87- Pedro Molina, Puerto Rico
69- Jonny Zeledon, Nicaragua
68- Raymond Stephens, Mexico
67- Carlos Llanos, Colombia
61- Frantony Segura, Dominican Republic
57- Raul Rivas, Colombia
52- Miguel Sarabia, Mexico
50- Byron Hernandez, Nicaragua

Most Blocks
18- Jhonnier Sanchez, Colombia
12- Alex Tellez, Mexico
12- Alex Rusch, Chile
11- Dawilin Mendez, Dominican Republic
11- Bayron Valdez, Dominican Republic
11- Carlos Llanos, Colombia

Most Aces
17- Raymond Stephens, Mexico
17- Pedro Molina, Puerto Rico
10- Miguel Sarabia, Mexico
9- Gabriel Garcia, Puerto Rico
7- Several players

Top Scorers by Day
16- Pedro Molina of Puerto Rico v Jamaica on 20-3-17
29- Jonny Zeledon of Nicaragua v Costa Rica on 21-3-17
43- Gabriel García of Puerto Rico v Colombia on 21-3-17
41- Bayron Valdez of Dominican Republic v Colombia on 23-3-17
26- Jonny Zeledon of Nicaragua v Jamaica on 24-3-17
37- Gabriel García of Puerto Rico v Colombia on 25-3-17

Best Scoring Performances
43- Gabriel García of Puerto Rico v Colombia on 21-3-17
41- Bayron Valdez of Dominican Republic v Colombia on 23-3-17
37- Gabriel García of Puerto Rico v Colombia on 25-3-17
29- Jonny Zeledon of Nicaragua v Costa Rica on 21-3-17
26- Bayron Valdez of Dominican Republic v Peru on 22-3-17
26- Jonny Zeledon of Nicaragua v Jamaica on 24-3-17
25- Byron Hernández of Nicaragua v Costa Rica on 21-3-17

Best Blocking Performances
5- Alex Rusch of Chile v Peru on 20-3-17
5- Jhonnier Sanchez of Colombia v Dominican Republic on 23-3-17

5- Enmanuel Reyes of Nicaragua v Jamaica on 24-3-17
5- Carlos Llanos of Colombia v Puerto Rico on 25-3-17

Best Serving Performances
7- Pedro Molina of Puerto Rico v Colombia on 25-3-17
7- Raymond Stephens of Mexico v Chile on 25-3-17
6- Pedro Molina of Puerto Rico v Jamaica on 20-3-17
5- Raymond Stephens of Mexico v Costa Rica on 20-3-17
5- Carlos Llanos of Colombia v Puerto Rico on 25-3-17

Best Team Blocking Performances
18- Colombia v Dominican Republic on 23-3-17
14- Colombia v Puerto Rico on 25-3-17
11- Chile v Peru on 20-3-17
11- Chile v Dominican Republic on 21-3-17
11- Dominican Republic v Chile on 21-3-17
11- Colombia v Mexico on 24-3-17

Best Team Serving Performances
15- Mexico v Nicaragua on 22-3-17
13- Mexico v Chile on 25-3-17
12- Puerto Rico v Jamaica on 20-3-17
12- Mexico v Costa Rica on 20-3-17
11- Puerto Rico v Colombia on 25-3-17

Highest scoring sets
31-29 Colombia v Mexico (3rd Set) on 24-3-17
28-26 Costa Rica v Nicaragua (2nd Set) on 21-3-17
28-26 Dominican Republic v Chile (2nd Set) on 21-3-17
27-25 Puerto Rico v Costa Rica (2nd Set) on 23-3-17
27-25 Puerto Rico v Colombia (4th Set) on 25-3-17

Highest scoring matches
213- Colombia d Dominican Republic 3-2 (25-21, 25-22, 23-25, 20-25, 15-12) on 21-3-17
211- Costa Rica d Nicaragua 3-2 (22-25, 28-26, 18-25, 25-17, 15-10) on 21-3-17
211- Chile d Dominican Republic 3-2 (25-21, 26-28, 25-14, 22-25, 15-10) on 21-3-17
205- Nicaragua d Jamaica 3-2 (18-25, 25-20, 16-25, 25-21, 16-14) on 24-3-17
198- Puerto Rico d Colombia 3-2 (13-25, 25-20, 21-25, 25-20, 15-9) on 21-3-17

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