Netherlands three-for-three against Canada

WATERLOO, Ont. – The Netherlands defeated Canada 25-13, 25-22, 25-20 in the third of their four-match women’s volleyball series on Saturday as both countries continued to tune up for upcoming Olympic qualifying events.

The Dutch, ranked 12th in the world, have won all three matches so far over the 22nd ranked Canadians. Match four is Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. at the University of Waterloo once again.

The Canadians couldn’t replicate the promise they showed in the last two sets of their previous match in Hamilton on Thursday.

"I'm very disappointed with the way we played today,’’ said Canada’s head coach Arnd Ludwig.   ‘’We had in almost all elements a big lack of preciseness and also we have to work and fight harder for our points." 

Sarah Pavan of Kitchener, Ont., was the top Canadian scorer with 13 points.

"Holland came out strong tonight,’’ said Canada’s Carla Bradstock of Richmond, BC. ‘’It was very difficult to score against their defense and they were making us earn our points.’’

Bradstock is confident the Canadians are getting better.

‘’Even though we lost in three I can see that there is improvement from one match to the next in this series and I'm excited to see how we respond for our fourth and final match against them."

For ticket sales to the Waterloo matches visit http://maraudertickets.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp. School and group rates are also available for all the matches.

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