Brazil beats Mexico in straights sets


TIJUANA, Mexico, June 24, 2010 – Brazil beat Mexico 3-0 (25-11, 25-10, 25-23) in a contest for the 5-10 positions of the Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup.


Isabella Da Silveira and Ana Beatriz Silva each recorded 11 tallies to lead the winners while Sthefanie Tiele added 10 points. Mexican Samantha Bricio carried most of the load for Mexico with a match-high 20 points.


“We played a good game for the first two sets but we didn’t in the third,” Brazilian Rosane Andrade said. “The important thing is that we got the victory.”


Brazilian Coach Luizomar de Moura said: “For the first time in the competition we were the favourites, which was important for our players. They were focused in the first two sets and then lost it in the third. For the future when they play against teams of their age it is important to avoid this composure. Overall I am satisfied with the team.”


Mexican Jose Alfredo Bernal said: “We didn’t have the fighting spirit for the first two sets and then I used some of the players who are competing for a spot in our junior team and they played with a lot of desire in the third set against a more relaxed Brazilian team.”