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Leyva and Moreno join the 30-point Club


SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 5, 2016 – Peruvian Angela Leyva and Colombian Kenny Moreno became the ninth and tenth players in the history of the Women’s Pan American Cup to reach the 30-point plateau in a single game.


Leyva recorded 32 in Peru’s 3-1 victory over Trinidad & Tobago while Moreno amassed 31 in the victory of Colombia over Mexico in five sets.


Leyva tied Mexican Samantha Bricio for the third highest total in the list of top scorers and now trails only USA’s Kristin Richards (35) and Dominican Repúblic’s Sidarka Núñez (37).


The Dominican Nuñez, a left-handed outside hitter, established the record against United States on May 30, 2008 in the seventh edition of the event in Mexico.


The complete list of players with 30 or more points in a single game is as follows

37- Sidarka Nuñez of Dominican Republic v United States on May 20, 2008

35- Kristin Richards of United States v Brazil on July 20, 2012

32- Samantha Bricio of Mexico v Brazil on June 11, 2013

32- Angela Leyva of Peru v Triniad & Tobago on July 5, 2016

31- Sheilla Castro of Brazil v United States on July 5, 2011

31- Kenny Moreno of Colombia v Mexico on July 5, 2016

30- Nicole Fawcett of United States v Puerto Rico on June 11, 2013

30- Verania Willis of Costa Rica v Colombia on June 15, 2013

30- Aury Cruz of Puerto Rico v Argentina on June 19, 2014

30- Melissa Vargas of Cuba v Puerto Rico on June 19, 2015