Pan Am Cup – This time, Canada wins in five

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Louis Daignault (ISN)

June 11, 2013, Iquitos, Peru (ISN) – For the second straight night Canada went the distance at the Pan Am Cup women’s volleyball tournament but this time pulled out a victory over Peru 25-19, 22-25, 25-20, 20-25, 15-11.

On Monday, Canada lost in five sets to Cuba in its opening match.

Lisa Barclay was Canada’s top scorer with 18 points (15 kills, two blocks and an ace), Lucy Charuk added 14, Kyla Richey 12 and Jaimie Thibeault 10. Led by Britney Page with five, Canada produced 18 points on the block compared to seven for Peru.

In the Group B standings, Canada and Peru both sport 1-1 records while Cuba (1-0) and Costa Rica (0-1) played later Tuesday. The top-three advance to the playoffs. Canada concludes its round robin Wednesday against Costa Rica.

In other early matches Tuesday, Argentina swept Trinidad and Tobago 25-23, 25-18, 25-11 and Dominican Republic beat Colombia 25-19, 25-14, 25-21.

12-member Canadian roster for the Pan Am Cup June 8-17 in Lima, Peru:

Outside Hitters:

Lisa Barclay, Brandon , MB,, University of British Columbia

Shanice Marcelle, Victoria BC, UBC

Brittney Page, Vernon BC, Barbar D’X-Elles (Belgium)

Tabi Love, Daupin, MB, Caguas Criollas (Puerto Rico)

Marie-Pier Murray- Methot, Quebec City, Montichiari Volley Femminile (Italy)

Kyla Richey, Robert’s Creek, BC, SC Potsdam (Germany)

Middle Blockers:

Marisa Field, Kelowna BC, Istres Ouest Provence (France)

Jaimie Thibeault, Sylvan Lake AB, E.S. Cannet Rocheville (France)

LucyCharuk, Tsawwassen, BC, ZOK Split 1700 (Croatia)

Setters:

Dani Smith, Beaverlodge, AB, Vancouver Island Univeristy

Jennifer Lundquist, Surrey, BC, Montana State Univeristy

Libero:

Janie Guimond, Becancour, QC, Kopenicker Sport Club (Germany)

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