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Oct. 05, 2022: Today Türkiye ended Canada’s four-match winning record in a 3-0 (25-22, 26-24, 28-26) result at the FIVB Volleyball World Championship in Lodz, Poland.

Attack points were even at 44, while Canada did better in blocking points (7-5), Türkiye was the stronger serving team (7-2) and made the most of Canada’s errors.

“We lacked a little urgency and focus at those key moments,” said Team Captain Jen Cross (Scarborough, ON). “We made mistakes at important moments and against a great team like them, it just makes it very difficult. We don’t have a match tomorrow, so we’re going to take a day to refocus and get ready for the next match.”

Turkish opposite Ebrar Karakurt led scoring with 26 points; Kiera Van Ryk (Surrey, BC) led Canada’s offense with 20 points.

“I think our serve and pass broke down,” explained Canada’s head coach Shannon Winzer. “The first part of the game we made a lot of service errors and it’s hard to find your rhythm when you struggle from the base line. It did pick up throughout the game, but also our first contact was difficult tonight and it’s hard to play against one of the best teams in the world when you don’t control that first contact.

“Overall, we just need to re-group and get ready for the next game. It’s a chance to refocus on the things that we know we are good at and show up for a big game against Poland.”

Canada is now 1-1 in phase 2 of the Worlds.Canada plays home-crowd favourite Poland on Friday and wraps up this second phase of the Worlds on Saturday against the Dominican Republic.

Full schedule:https://en.volleyballworld.com/volleyball/competitions/women-worldchampionship-2022/schedule/

The 19th edition of the Women’s World Championship is taking place in the Netherlands and Poland. Matches are being played across three Dutch and three Polish cities between September 23 and October 15.

Matches are online at www.cbcsports.ca for Canadian viewers and on VBTV around the world.

Roster (in no particular order)
Jennifer Cross (captain), Scarborough, Ont.
Brie King, Langley, B.C.
Emily Maglio, Coquitlam, B.C.
Jazmine White, Oshawa, Ont.
Alicia Ogoms, Winnipeg, Man.
Hilary Howe, Calgary, Alta.
Andrea Mitrovic, Mississauga, Ont.
Alexa Gray, Calgary, Alta.
Caroline Livingston, Kelowna, B.C.
Kiera Van Ryk, Surrey, B.C
Vicky Savard, Jonquière. Que.
Kim Robitaille, Repentigny, Quebec
Julia Murmann, Toronto, Ont.
Arielle Palermo, Burlington, Ont.

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