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Volleyball Canada – Aug. 09, 2019: It was Colombia over Canada 3-1 (25-18, 25-19, 19-25, 25-20) in both teams’ final match of Group A at the Pan American Games in Lima. Peru.

Canada’s women’s Pan Am squad ends up in fourth place in the group with an 0-3 record, and will now play for classification (7-8) on Saturday.

“In the first two sets we didn’t really have a sense of urgency,” Canada’s head coach Shannon Winzer said of the match with Colombia. “I thought we were a little bit too relaxed, but then we lit a bit of fire in that third set and got some momentum – the crowd was phenomenal. They really supported us.”

Team captain Brianna Beamish was Canada’s top scorer with 18 points, joined by Sara Kovac and Jasmine White with 15 and 10 points respectively.

“We have players that it’s their first official competition with the national team, and they’ve approached this tournament with a sense of maturity – there’s a lot of support for each other. It’s a good group with a lot of fight,” said Winzer. 

Canada will play the United States for placing at 1:30 pm local time on Saturday. Colombia advances to the semi-finals. 

Brianna Beamish (Surrey, B.C.)
Megan Beedie (Cambridge, Ont.)
Megan Cyr (St. Andrews, Man.)
Sarah Chase (Campbell River, B.C.)
Hilary Howe (Calgary, Alta.)
Sara Kovac (Niagara Falls, Ont.)
Kristen Moncks (Standard, Alta.)
Alicia Ogoms (Winnipeg, Man.)
Kim Robitaille (Repentigny, Que.)
Lauren Sproule (Lethbridge, Alta.)
Layne Van Buskirk (Windsor, Ont.)
Jazmine White (Oshawa, Ont.)

Photo by NORCECA

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