(ISN)- July 26, 2014
LIMA, Peru: Despite a nice comeback in the second set, Canada couldn’t hold off
Poland today in Grand Prix (Pool J) action losing 3-1 (25-15, 14-25, 25-21, 25-11)
at Eduardo Dibos arena in Lima.
It was Poland’s second victory of 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix, as the team
overcame Belgium yesterday in four sets. Canada, however, is now 0-2.
Katarzyna Zaroslinska of Poland was top scorer in the match with 16 points, followed
by Agnieszka Kakolweska and Aleksandra Wojcik with 12 each. Canada´s Britney Page
(Vernon, BC), Tabitha Love (Dauphin, MB), Lucy Charuk (Tsawwassen, BC) and Shanice
Marcelle (Victoria, BC) each had nine points. Canada’s Love played in Poland this
past pro season.
On Sunday, Poland will play host country Peru, and Canada faces Belgium.
Yesterday, Peru made the most of its home court advantage to defeat Canada 3-1,
(25-21, 25-18, 25-27, 25-16). The two teams met earlier this year, when Canada
claimed victory with a 3-1 win in the Pan American Cup in Mexico, but Canada’s game
was not on the mark last night. Due to the amount of errors (34), “it was not a good
game for us,” Canada’s coach Arnd Ludwig said in the post-game press conference.
Lucy Charuk was the top contributor for Canada with 12 points. On Peru’s side,
Angela Leyva had a match-high of 16 points.
Canada’s match against Belgium in Peru tomorrow will be a delayed broadcast; check
your local Sportsnet listings: http://www.sportsnet.ca/schedule/
This is the second time Canada has played in World Grand Prix – the FIVB’s
prestigious tournament for women’s indoor volleyball – the previous appearance came
in 2003 and resulted in 11th place overall.
More info on Grand Prix, including stats, photos and live scoring at www.fivb.org