Canada begins its World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball campaign with a win

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Canada’s women’s team got off to a good start beating Rwanda 3-0 (26-24, 25-9, 25-8) in today’s opener of the World Championships in the Netherlands.

Danielle Ellis and Heidi Peters each contributed 16 points to the winning effort today.

“It was nice to get the win in three sets, and the team showed a lot of composure in the first despite some nerves,” said Canada’s assistant coach Christine Biggs. “We took some time to get comfortable this afternoon, and to executing our game plan, but once we took control of our first contact and applied the tactics of our game plan we were able to gain some momentum and take control of the match.”

Canada’s next match is against Croatia on Monday, July 16 at 15:00 local.  The match is scheduled to be streamed live on World ParaVolley’s Facebook page.

Team Canada preliminary match schedule (local time):
July 15: 13:00 RWA vs CAN – 0-3
July 16: 15:00 CRO vs CAN
July 17: 18:00 CAN vs NED

Roster:
Julie Kozun, Melfort, SK
Danielle Ellis, Langley, BC
Angelena Dolezar, Edmonton, AB
Jolan Wong, Pembroke, ON
Sarah Melenka, Vegreville, AB
Jennifer Oakes, Calgary, AB
Heidi Peters, Neerlandia, AB
Amber Skyrpan, Wandering River, AB
Katelyn Wright, Edmonton, AB
Felicia Voss-Shafiq, Burnaby, BC

Coaching and support staff:
Head Coach: Nicole Ban
Assistant Coach: Christine Biggs
Mental Performance Coach: Erin Brennan
Athletic Therapist: Lauren Demers
Physiotherapist: Yung Wong
Team Manager:  Ian Halliday

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