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Casanova set new record with 41 points for Cuba

LIMA, Peru, June 25, 2017 – Heidy Casanova scored a cup-record 41 points in leading Cuba to a 3-1 (25-19, 23-25, 25-17, 25-22) victory over Canada in the match for fifth place of the XVI Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup by Movistar at Manuel Bonilla Coliseum of Lima on Sunday.

Casanova broke the previous record of 37 points established by Dominican Sidarka Nuñez against United States on May 5, 2008 in Baja California, Mexico. She scored 38 attacks and added three blocks.

Heidy finished with 163 points for the tournament, 11 short of the record of 174 points set by Colombian Kenny Moreno last year in Santo Domingo.

Regla Gracia and Daymara Lescay added 15 and 14 points in the victory. Shainah Joseph finished with 25 points for Canada and Mikaela Reesor added 12 in the loss.