Canada came out fighting but the South Korean team was able to regroup for the 3-1 (21-25, 25-20, 25-19, 25-22) win over Canada today in the opener of the Women’s FIVB Olympic Qualification Tournament in Kaliningrad, Russia.
Korean standout and captain Yeon Koung Kim was match top scorer with 37 points. Alexa Gray contributed 22 points to Canada’s effort today.
Canada also suffered a late-match setback when Marie-Alex Bélanger sprained her ankle during play.
Korea, ranked 10th in the world, has never lost to Canada (ranked 18th) at a major world-level tournament in recent history.
Tomorrow, Canada faces host and top-ranked this pool Russia