25-5 margin forced to dust off the books


LIMA, Peru, June 15, 2013 – When Puerto Rico stopped Costa Rica to only five points in the first set of their victory at Miguel Grau Coliseum in Callao on Friday night the feat marked one of the most lopsided sets in the history of the Women’s Pan American Cup.


The receiving end was still the same, but the all-time record belongs for the biggest set difference belongs to United States with a 25-2 third set victory over Costa Rica on June 21, 2010 at the IX Pan Am Cup held in Tijuana, Mexico.


The news was released by NORCECA Press Department on Saturday after reviewing the team- statistics of the past eleven editions of the intercontinental event.


The USA squad also took a 25-5 set against Trinidad & Tobago on June, 24, 2007 in Colima, Mexico while Canada saw off Costa Rica 25-6 in a third chapter during the fifth edition of the competition on June 29, 2006 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.


NORCECA also informed it was the twenty second time one team has been held off below the 10-point level in the history of the cup and also dispatched news about the team with the lowest total points scored in a match.


The record for the biggest difference in a whole match was established by USA when they kept Trinidad & Tobago to only 22 points in a 25-8, 25-9, 25-5 victory in 2007.


The Americans also stopped Costa Rica to 23 points (25-11, 25-10, 25-2) on June 6, 2010 in Tijuana, and held Guatemala to only 26 (21-8, 21-9, 21-5) on June 27, 2009 in Miami, Florida. The same margin was attained by Dominican Republic when took a 21-7, 21-9, 21-10 over Trinidad & Tobago on June 22, 2007 in Colima, Mexico.