World Champs underway for Canada’s women’s team
September 26, 2022: Canada opened its World Championship campaign with a 3-0 (25-23, 25-16, 25-20) loss to Serbia and faces world number-one ranked USA on Monday evening in Arnhem, Netherlands.
“There are some positive things to build on. It’s a tough team to match up with in the first game of the World Championship but I thought we handled that pressure well…. we battled back but some untimely errors cost us,” said head coach Shannon Winzer.
“We have another tough match against the current Olympic Champions (USA). Your first game is also a bit nerve-racking, and it’s good to get that out of the way. … I think you will see a lot more relaxed team moving forward – we’ll battle USA.”
On Sunday, Serbian captain Tijana Boskovic had a 23-point match, with 18 kills and a match-high five aces. The Serbians outscored Canada in kills (40 to 31), blocks (seven to six) and aces (nine to four). Errors were 19 for Canada and 18 for Serbia. Match highlights: https://youtu.be/TZ6JUPp2F2o
Canada is in Pool C, which along with Serbia and USA, includes Bulgaria, Germany and Kazakhstan.
This pool moves to Lodz, Poland, after today’s matches are concluded.
Monday’s match is 9 pm local time; 3 pm ET.
Full schedule: https://en.volleyballworld.com/volleyball/competitions/women-worldchampionship-2022/schedule/
The 19th edition of the Women’s World Championship takes place in the Netherlands and Poland. Matches will be played across three Dutch and three Polish cities between September 23 and October 15.
Matches will be 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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