Canadian women’s volleyball team drops second match to Peru

CUSCO, Peru – Canada’s national women’s volleyball team continued to struggle at the end of sets and lost 26-24, 25-17, 20-25, 26-24 on Tuesday night to Peru in the second of a five-match series between the two world championship-bound countries.

Peru took the opening match Monday in five sets and it was another close battle Tuesday before more than 10,000 fans. Both Peru and Canada, ranked 17th and 24th in the world respectively, are currently tuning up for the FIVB women’s world volleyball championships set for October 29 to November 14 in Japan

"I am proud of my team tonight, they played a great game after a tough day,” said Canada’s head coach Arnd Ludwig. “The only negative thing I can say is we continued to play badly at the end of the sets.  We made errors and we got distracted by bad referee calls."

Sarah Pavan of Kitchener, Ont., earned 23 points for Canada while Tammy Mahon of Holland, Man., added 11.

Canada is the midst of an 18-day tour and will play three more matches against Peru before concluding the trip in Costa Rica. The next Canada-Peru match is Wednesday night.

Canadian team roster

Tammy Mahon, Holland, MB; Tonya Mokelki, Weyburn, SK; Kyla Richey, Roberts Creek, BC; Jennifer Hinze, Vancouver, BC; Tasha Holness, Calgary, AB; Sarah Pavan, Kitchener, ON; Carla Bradstock, Richmond, BC; Janie Guimond, Bécancour, QC; Julie Young, Red Deer, AB; Lauren O'Reilly, Langley, BC; Tiffany Dodds, Lucky Lake, SK; Nadine Alphonse, Montreal, QC; Tricia Mayba, Winnipeg, MB (Argentina segment); Marisa Field, Kelowna, BC (Peru/Costa Rica segment).

Canadian team blog

You can follow Team Manager Nichole Mailey's blog from this tour on the the Volleyball Canada Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Volleyball-Canada/79087986955?ref=ts