Sofía Victoriá breaks scoring record in victory of Puerto Rico

LIMA, Peru, May 14, 2019 - Puerto Rican wing spiker Sofía Victoriá carried her team to victory over Chile 3-2 (26-24, 19-25, 27-25, 17-25, 15 -13), scoring 31 points to set the record as the top scorer in a single match of the fifth edition of the U20 Pan American Cup.

Tuesday 14 de May del 2019 18:00 PM

In 2 hours 26 minutes of action of game, Victoria managed to break the established mark of 27 points in the U20 Cup of 2013, by her compatriot Daly Santana in a duel against Chile and the Mexican Alejandra Isiordia in a match against the Dominican Republic.

In what is so far the highest scoring match in the Pan American Cup with 216 points - surpassing the 212-point mark in Puerto Rico's victory over Chile in 2013 and Mexico's victory over Chile in 2015 - the winning team had more work in the blocking fundament (12-9), while the attack and service was more adjusted (57-56) and (8-7).

Puerto Rico managed to take the victory despite giving 40 points in unforced errors, compared to only 27 from Chile.


Sofía Victoriá, captain of Puerto Rico: Chile is a team with more experience, on our side there are many young girls, who are taking a very important lesson from this tournament ahead of our participation in the U18 Pan American Cup in Mexico. 

Gracely Carvacho, Chile's top scorer: Puerto Rico had a very aggressive serve, it complicated us a lot in the service. Although we did not win, I think we did a good job as a team, we fought hard and that is what we must continue to do, fight in each match to obtain the best position in this Cup.

Chile finished the Group Stage with 2 points accumulated in Pool A. Puerto Rico has yet to play a final game of the first stage on Wednesday 15 at 5:00 pm against the Dominican Republic.


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