Netherlands completes sweep over Canada in women’s volleyball

WATERLOO, Ont. – The Netherlands completed a four-match sweep of Canada in women’s international volleyball on Sunday with a 25-16, 25-18, 25-20 victory. The Dutch also won matches on Tuesday in Oshawa, Thursday in Hamilton and Saturday in Waterloo.

"Today we couldn’t find our rhythm,’’ said Canada’s Julie Young of Calgary.   ‘’We knew what to expect from them but were not able to adjust and execute like we wanted to. We blocked well today but just gave up too many runs.’’

Sarah Pavan of Kitchener, Ont., was the top Canadian scorer with 11 points

‘’I think we learned a lot from this series,’’ added Young. ‘’It's great to play against a world class team like Holland, hitting against bigger blocks and digging against hard hitters can only help to improve our game."

Both the Dutch, ranked 12th in the world, and Canada, ranked 22nd, are tuning up for Olympic qualifying events.

‘’My team learnt a lot in the four matches,’’ said Canada’s head coach Arnd Ludwig. ‘’There were some moments where we played well but we're just not able to keep that up for a whole match. We need to keep playing matches like this so that we can get to that level."

Canada's roster:

Julie Young

Red DeerAB

Tammy Mahon

HollandMB

Claire Hanna

CalgaryAB

Tonya Mokelki

WeyburnSK

Carla Bradstock

RichmondBC

Sarah Pavan

KitchenerON

Marisa Field

KelownaBC

Nadine Alphonse

MontrealQC

Tasha Holness

CalgaryAB

Marie-Pier Methot

Baie-ComeauQC

Elizabeth Cordonier

VancouverBC

Jennifer Hinze

VancouverBC

Brittney Page

VernonBC

Kyla Richey

Roberts Creek, BC

Lauren O'Reilly

LangleyBC

Head Coach: Arnd Ludiwg

 

Asst Coach: Scott Koskie