Argentina turns tables on Canada in match 2
CORONEL DORREGO, Argentina – Argentina defeated Canada 25-18, 25-11, 25-21 in international women’s volleyball action on Tuesday night in match two of their series this week.
The Canadians took the first match of the series on Monday in five sets. The Canadians, ranked 24th the world, are currently tuning up for the FIVB women’s world volleyball championships October 29 to November 14 in Japan. Argentina, ranked 19th, did not qualify for the worlds.
“We started off the game very well maintaining our level of play until the middle of the first set,” said Canadin player Kyla Richey of Roberts Creek, B.C. “We had lapses in our passing in each of the three sets.”
The Argentineans built early leads of 10-4 and 8-3 in the second and third sets respectively which Canada could not overcome.
Game three is tonight in Olavarria, Argentina. Canada is fielding a 14-member team for the tour lead by team captain Tammy Mahon of Holland, Man., Sarah Pavan of Kitchener, Ont., and Tiffany Dodds of Lucky Lake, Sask. After Argentina, the Canadians also head to Peru and Costa Rica for more matches.