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.