The USA Men’s volleyball team eliminated Mexico from contention to solidify their chances in making to the quarterfinal round of the 2016 Rio Olympics Men’s Volleyball tournament.
The USA team improved in the team standings into the second spot after winning against Mexico. The American defeated the winless Mexicans in straight sets, 25-23, 25-11 and 25-19 to eliminate them from the competition.
USA dominated Mexico in all departments. They showcased their great attacks, superb blocks, and strong service. They got 39 attacks, 9 blocks, and 8 service aces as compared to 28 attacks, 1 block and no service aces of the Mexicans.
The USA team was led by Murphy Troy who scored 12 points, 10 from attacks and 2 successful blocks. Team Captain David Lee and Taylor Sander also helped the team with 11 points and 12 points apiece.
The coaching staff has the privilege to use their second stringers in this game to rest their main gunners like Matt Anderson, who only saw action on the first set of this game.
On the other side of the court, no players in the Mexican team who scored in double digits. Carlos Guerra is the highest scorer for the team who only score 7 points, all coming from the attacks.
Mexico is winless this Olympic season. They’re in the bottom of the standing from Pool A.
This is the third straight wins for the Americans after devastating losses against Canada and Italy to start the tournament. They started their winning streak by upsetting the Brazilians in four sets and followed by their victory against France.
USA is now in the second spot of the standings in Pool A. They will still need to wait to finish the remaining crucial games to determine their luck and next opponent in the tournament.
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