MEXICO GETS INTO THE SEMIFINALS, DEFEATS USA 3-2 TIJUANA, Mexico, July 4 2012— Mexico advanced to the semifinals at the Boys’ U19 Norceca Continental Championship after an exhaustive five set match and victory over the United States 3-2 (24-26, 25-23, 25-19, 23-25, 15-10). Fey Kupono scored 22 points for USA while Alexis Garay finished with 21 (including 4 aces) for Mexico. Enrique Ugalde also scored 19 points, while Mauricio López finished with 17 and Sebastian Castro added 10 more for the hosts. On the American side Lee Smith and Christian Blough converted 12 apiece, and Mitchell Penning tallied 11. The USA will match Costa Rica on the quarterfinals, this thursday, while Mexico will have an extra day for preparation to the semis.