Canada seventh at Pan Am Cup

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Louis Daignault (ISN)

June 16, 2013, LIMA, Peru, (ISN) – Canada swept Peru 25-21, 25-14, 25-19 in the seventh place match at the Pan American Cup women’s volleyball tournament on Sunday night.

The Canadians dominated 11-2 in the blocking category and 5-2 in service winners while scoring on 20 errors by the opponents while committing 15.

Shanice Marcelle, Lisa Barclay and Kyla Richey finished with 13, 12 and 10 points for the winning side while Jaimie Thibeault had 9, with three blocks included.

“It was a very strong tournament for us,” said Canada’s head coach Arnd Ludwig. “The main thing was that we finished among the top seven. I am very glad with the performance of my team during the competition.”

“It was a difficult game but we were motivated point by point and were convinced about winning,” added Canadian team captain Brittney Page.

The U.S., defeated the Dominican Republic 25-12, 25-20, 25-18 for the gold and Argentina bounced Brazil 25-23, 25-22, 25-18 for bronze. In the fifth place match it was Puerto Rico over Cuba 24-26, 25-18, 18-25, 25-22, 15-9.

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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)

Lucy Charuk, 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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