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 School and group rates are also available for all the matches.

Canada's roster:


Julie Young

Red DeerAB

Tammy Mahon


Claire Hanna


Tonya Mokelki


Carla Bradstock


Sarah Pavan


Marisa Field


Nadine Alphonse


Tasha Holness


Marie-Pier Methot


Elizabeth Cordonier


Jennifer Hinze


Brittney Page


Kyla Richey

Roberts Creek, BC

Lauren O'Reilly


Head Coach: Arnd Ludiwg


Asst Coach: Scott Koskie