Holness and Perrin star with pro teams in Champions LeagueOTTAWA – Tasha Holness of Calgary was named top server and Gord Perrin of Creston, B.C., was among the top scorers to highlight Canadian national team player performances in second round play this week in the Champions League volleyball tournament for men and women.
In the women’s Champions League, Holness helped her pro squad Tomis from Constanta, Romania to a 25-11, 29-25, 16-25, 21-26, 17-15 victory over Schweriner SC from Germany. Tomis improved to 2-0 in tournament play. Holness produced 11 points including two service aces and three blocks
On the men’s side, Arkis, Turkey, which includes three Canadians, notched a second victory in two matches defeating Cai Teruel of Spain 19-25, 25-23, 25-19 21-25, 15-11.
Perrin scored 18 points with 16 spikes for the squad guided by Canada’s national team head coach Glenn Hoag of Gatineau, Que. Justin Duff of Winnipeg is also a member of the squad.
The news wasn’t as good for national team veteran Dan Lewis of Oakville, Ont., whose ACH Volley squad from Slovenia lost in straight sets to Macerata, Italy 26-24, 25-13, 25-15. Lewis, who plays the Libero position, was ranked second overall in receiving.
There are 28 clubs in the tournament splits into seven pools of four. Each squad faces a club opponent twice (home and away) in round robin action. Twelve clubs will advance to the playoffs which start in January.
It is a similar structure for the women with 24 clubs split into six divisions.
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