Canadian women’s volleyball team falls to U.S. in semis at Pan Am Cup


Canada’s women’s volleyball squad will play Brazil for bronze at the Pan Am Cup after a semifinal loss to the USA on Friday.

Canada fell in 4 units to the People: 18-25, 25-23, 23-25,19-25.

Kiera Van Ryk and Alexa Grey topped Canada’s scoring with 18 and 16 factors, respectively, and Autumn Bailey added 10.

Sarah Wilhite, Adora Anae and Haleigh Washington every had 13 factors for the American facet.

America recorded 21 blocks, led by seven from Chiaka Ogbogu, in contrast with 9 by Canada.

“I do not like to lose, however I’m pleased with the efficiency of my team, and tomorrow we’ll battle for a bronze medal,” mentioned Canada’s head coach Marcello Abbondanza. “We want to play extra matches like this one. The U.S. team improved all through this event.”

Canada’s solely medal at the Pan Am Cup was a bronze in 2002.

The third-place match towards the Brazilians goes Saturday.



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