Match to forget for Canadian women’s volleyball team

TARAPOTA, Peru – After some encouraging performances, Canada’s national women’s volleyball team provided a subpar performance in a 25-22, 25-17, 25-19 loss on Thursday night to Peru in the fourth match of a series between the two world championship-bound teams

Peru took the opening match Monday in five sets and it was another close battle Tuesday. 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

The Canadians started Thursday’s match well but were deflated after squandering a 22-19 lead in the first set. 

"I am very disappointed with the way we lost tonight,” said Canada’s head coach Arnd Ludwig. “At the end of the first set we made four unforced errors which cost us. The second set started like the first one ended with individual errors. We fought back in the third set but in the end we didn't play well."

Tiffany Dodds of Lucky Lake, Sask., was Canada’s top scorer with six points while Tonya Mokelki of Weyburn, Sask., added five.

Canada is the midst of an 18-day tour and closes out its series against Peru on Saturday before concluding the trip in Costa Rica