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Colombia dispatch Mexico in straight sets


SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 10, 2018 – Colombia saw off Mexico in straight sets 3-0 (25-15, 25-22, 25-12) in a match of Pool C at the Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup on Tuesday.


Colombia finished with a 2-1 win-loss record and 10 points securing at least a second place and a spot in the quarterfinals. Mexico dropped to 1-2 and five points.


Dayana Segovia scored 17 points and Maria Martinez and Amanda Coneo each charted 10 points for the winning side.


Samantha Bricio was the lone Mexican player in double digits with 15 points.


María Marín, captain of Colombia: Very important 3-0 victory. The tactical discipline and the concentration were the keys for us today.

Andrea Rangel, captain of Mexico: We were over anxious and the game slipped off of our hands. It was not our day.


Antonio Rizola, coach of Colombia: We concentrated on a study of Mexico after watching them playing spectacular volleyball against Argentina. Our two main objectives are to improve the technique and then the confidence.


Ricardo Ponce, coach of Mexico: You have to pay for your errors. In the decisive points of the first two sets we failed. That was the difference. We had good moments.