Bricio reappears in Mexican victory over Colombia


HUACHO, Peru, June 10 2013 - Samantha Bricio made a successful return to her national team while Mexico defeated Colombia 3-0  (25-18, 25-23, 25-16)  in Pool C of the Movistar Women’s Pan American Cup at the “Mayor Fernando Antonio Suarez Coliseum.


Bricio scored 22 points while Lizbeth Seomara Sainz finished with 9 for Mexico. On the Colombian side, Danna Escobar tallied 11.


For the Colombian captain Lorena Zuleta, and coach Mauro Marasciulo, Bricio was a key factor against them. “We were very close on the second set, but we couldn’t. Mexico’s number 6 (Bricio) who played as opposite marked the difference, we did not really know her, she served well and attacked very well,” both agreed.


“It was very emotional for me, I was very excited because I spent one month without playing, and had not played in a while wearing the uniform of my country,” said Bricio whose last participation with Mexico was as a backup player with the senior team at the XVI Pan American Games of Guadalajara, her native city.


“It was not an easy match, Colombia is a very difficult team, but we knew how to deal with that. The competition won’t be easy either, I am glad to have Samantha with us, we feel very united,” said Mexican captain, Alejandra Isiordia who recorded 8 points.


“It was an important match and an important, victory we played very good after a long break, and we faced a team with a good physical talent and a good coach, we played at a great level,” stated  Estanislao Vachino, the coach of Mexico.