Mexican Rivera threatened record of aces

AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico, August 13, 2021 - Mexican setter Karen Rivera fell one ace short of tying the mark for a single match in the history of the U-23 Women's Volleyball Pan American Cup on Friday.

Rivera landed 8 aces for all her points in Mexico's 3-0 victory over Puerto Rico to close the preliminary phase of the qualifying tournament for the Pan American Youth Games to be held in Cali, Colombia from November 25 to December 5 of this year.

The record of 9 aces in a match was set by Peruvian Angela Leyva in a match against Costa Rica on September 3, 2012 and later tied by Argentina's Elina Rodríguez against Trinidad & Tobago on September 22, 2016.

Rivera joined Cuban Regla Gracia in second place as scorers of 8 aces in one game. Gracia had her big day from the service line on September 8, 2014 against Costa Rica.

The news was served from Santo Domingo, by Roosevelt Comarazamy, NORCECA Press Director.