Dominican Republic and Guatemala set two scoring records


SANTO DOMINGO, June 17, 2019 – Two new records for the highest scoring match and highest scoring set in the history of the Men’s Volleyball Pan American Cup were established on Monday in the second day of actions at the fourteenth edition of the event being held in Colima, Mexico.


The news was announced IN Santo Domingo by Roosevelt Comarazamy, director of communications of NORCECA.


Dominican Republic outplayed Guatemala in five sets (26-38, 25-21, 25-19, 19-25, 15-13) for a total of 236 points between the two teams breaking the previous record of 235 points when México edged Colombia (32-30, 25-20, 25-27, 23-25, 15-13) on June 22, 2016.


The team of Guatemala edged the Dominican Republic 38-36 in the first set of their match for a total of 74 points disputed.


It broke the old mark of 68 points established on August 12 of 2014 when Argentina prevailed 35-33 against Venezuela in the second set of their match.


The record was tied the following year when Brazil outscored Argentina 35-33 also in the second set of their contest on August 17, 2015.


Sets of high scores have been frequent in the first two days of the Pan American Cup. On opening day on Sunday Cuba defeated Argentina 32-30 in the first set of their match while Puerto Rico edged Perú 30-28 in the third set.