Canada defeats Peru to Open three match series in Manitoba


Louis Daignault (ISN)

August 21, 2013, WINNIPEG (ISN) – Looking sharp in their new Mizuno uniforms, Canada (ranked #22 in the world) opened a three match series against Peru (ranked 17th) tonight with a 3-1 victory at the University of Manitoba Investors.

Group Athletic Centre in front of a crowd of 1,200. Set scores were 25-19,23-25, 25-22, 25-18.

Tabi Love (Dauphin, MB) had 16 points with Lisa Barclay (Brandon, MB) and Jamie Thibault (Sylvan Lake, AB) chipping in 12 each. Peru was led by #15 Karla Ortiz who scored 16 points.

“It was a good start to the series tonight,” stated Head Coach Arnd Ludwig. “We were a little on and off in the match, especially in the second set, we were a little to passive waiting for them to make mistakes, but in sets 3and 4 we got back in control of the match. It was good to see Tabi have a good match in the role of a passing outside hitter.”

Canada and Peru now take to the road as they play their second match of the series tomorrow evening in Dauphin, MB before returning to Winnipeg to play the final match back at the Investors Group Athletic Centre on Friday evening. Both matches start at 7:00pm.

Tickets are still available for the final two matches and are available at the door with rush seating. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $8 for student/seniors and 16 and under get in free when accompanied by an adult.

The final match in Winnipeg on August 23 will also be webcast on 

The Canadian roster for the series includes the following: 

Outside Hitters:

Lisa Barclay, Brandon , MB

Shanice Marcelle, Victoria BC

Brittney Page, Vernon BC

Tabi Love, Daupin, MB

Marie-Pier Murray- Methot, Quebec City

Kyla Richey, Robert’s Creek, BC

Dana Cranston, Fort St. John, BC

Middle Blockers:

Marisa Field, Kelowna BC

Jaimie Thibeault, Sylvan Lake AB

LucyCharuk, Tsawwassen, BC

Tasha Holness, Calgary, AB


Dani Smith, Beaverlodge, AB

Jennifer Lundquist, Surrey, BC

Kelci French, Okotoks, AB


Janie Guimond, Becancour, QC

Tesca Andrew Wasylik, Unionville, ON