Canada beats Peru to open Manitoba series


Canada defeats Peru to Open three match series in Manitoba

WINNIPEG - Looking sharp in their new Mizuno uniforms, Canada
(ranked #22 in the world) opened a three match series against Peru (ranked
17th) tonight with a 3-1 victory at the University of Manitoba Investors
Group Athletic Centre in front of a crowd of 1,200. Set scores were 25-19,
23-25, 25-22, 25-18.

Tabi Love (Dauphin, MB) had 16 points with Lisa Barclay (Brandon, MB) and
Jamie Thibault (Sylvan Lake, AB) chipping in 12 each. Peru was led by #15
Karla Ortiz who scored 16 points.

"It was a good start to the series tonight," stated Head Coach Arnd Ludwig.
"We were a little on and off in the match, especially in the second set, we
were a little to passive waiting for them to make mistakes, but in sets 3
and 4 we got back in control of the match. It was good to see Tabi have a
good match in the role of a passing outside hitter."

Canada and Peru now take to the road as they play their second match of the
series tomorrow evening in Dauphin, MB before returning to Winnipeg to play
the final match back at the Investors Group Athletic Centre on Friday
evening. Both matches start at 7:00pm.

Tickets are still available for the final two matches and are available at
the door with rush seating. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $8 for
student/seniors and 16 and under get in free when accompanied by an adult.

The final match in Winnipeg on August 23 will also be webcast on <>

The Canadian roster for the series includes the following:
Outside Hitters:
Lisa Barclay, Brandon , MB
Shanice Marcelle, Victoria BC
Brittney Page, Vernon BC
Tabi Love, Daupin, MB
Marie-Pier Murray- Methot, Quebec City
Kyla Richey, Robert's Creek, BC
Dana Cranston, Fort St. John, BC
Middle Blockers:
Marisa Field, Kelowna BC
Jaimie Thibeault, Sylvan Lake AB
LucyCharuk, Tsawwassen, BC
Tasha Holness, Calgary, AB
Dani Smith, Beaverlodge, AB
Jennifer Lundquist, Surrey, BC
Kelci French, Okotoks, AB
Janie Guimond, Becancour, QC
Tesca Andrew Wasylik, Unionville, ON