Semifinals for Canada’s sitting volleyball teams at Parapan Am Games
Volleyball Canada – August 27, 2019: Canada is in the semifinals of both the men’s and women’s sitting volleyball events today at the Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru.
The men play at 11 am local time (12 noon ET) against the U.S. Brazil plays Colombia in the other men’s semi.
The women take on Brazil at 5 pm local (6 pm ET), a match that will decide Paralympic qualification. The U.S. and Peru play in the other semi on Tuesday evening in Peru.
Both Canadian teams played the U.S. yesterday, losing in three sets.
“It was a tough match,” said women’s team captain Danielle Ellis. “It’s always a hard match against the USA. They are ranked number one in the world, so we knew it was going to be tough coming in. It was exciting, and it’s always great to be able to play against a fast, aggressive team, so for us to get in a little more against them, it was great. We didn’t play our best so we’re ready to come back and fight for the semi-final match. We know what we’ve got to do, stay aggressive at the net and just follow our game plan.”
In order to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, the women must finish first or second to the USA, while the men would need to win the tournament in Peru.
A full list of Canada’s sitting volleyball team members can be found here:
Photo: Canadian Paralympic Committee
Volleyball Canada media contact:
Jackie Skender firstname.lastname@example.org
Media contact in Peru:
Courtney Killion: email@example.com