Ramirez and Coneo head Colombia's winning debut


Colombia won on their debut at the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix

Monterrey, Mexico, June 26, 2015 – Colombia made a winning debut in the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix with a straight-set (25-18, 25-16, 25-18) victory over hosts Mexico in Pool O at the Nuveo Leon Unido on Friday.

Cindy Ramirez and Amanda Coneo contributed 12 points each for Colombia, while Alejandra Segura and Lizbeth Sainz scored nine points each for Mexico.

Colombia led 6-3 in the first set, forcing Mexico to call an early timeout that prompted the home side to make a run. Segura’s service ace tied the score at 8-all that forced Colombia to regroup this time. Colombia then showed better performance that left the home team stunned until the end of the set 25-18.

Colombia’s early lead was wiped out as the Mexicans found their rhythm, snatching the advantage 6-5. Colombia still managed to upstage Mexico in the service line and closed the set 25-16. 

In the third set, Colombia continued with their good service game, while Mexico failed miserably on their serve, allowing the former to gain advantage. With a few substitutions, Mexico were able to get their service going and cut down to within one point at 16-15. Coneo’s heroics in the end lifted Colombia to make their final run to end set and match 25-18.

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