This time, Canada wins in five
IQUITOS, Peru (June 11, 2013)– For the second straight night Canada went the distance at the Pan Am Cup women’s volleyball tournament but this time pulled out a victory over Peru 25-19, 22-25, 25-20, 20-25, 15-11. On Monday, Canada lost in five sets to Cuba in its opening match.
Lisa Barclay was Canada’s top scorer with 18 points (15 kills, two blocks and an ace), Lucy Charuk added 14, Kyla Richey 12 and Jaimie Thibeault 10. Led by Britney Page with five, Canada produced 18 points on the block compared to seven for Peru.
"We have played two five-set matches and today we added the victory, however we have a young cast who is struggling with the heat and humidity of this city," said Arnd Ludwig, the coach of Canada.
In the Group B standings, Canada and Peru both sport 1-1 records while Cuba (1-0) and Costa Rica (0-1) played later Tuesday. The top-three advance to the playoffs. Canada concludes its round robin Wednesday against Costa Rica.
In other early matches Tuesday, Argentina swept Trinidad and Tobago 25-23, 25-18, 25-11 and Dominican Republic beat Colombia 25-19, 25-14, 25-21.
12-member Canadian roster for the Pan Am Cup June 8-17 in Lima, Peru:
Lisa Barclay, Brandon , MB,, University of British Columbia
Shanice Marcelle, Victoria BC, UBC
Brittney Page, Vernon BC, Barbar D'X-Elles (Belgium)
Tabi Love, Daupin, MB, Caguas Criollas (Puerto Rico)
Marie-Pier Murray- Methot, Quebec City, Montichiari Volley Femminile (Italy)
Kyla Richey, Robert's Creek, BC, SC Potsdam (Germany)
Marisa Field, Kelowna BC, Istres Ouest Provence (France)
Jaimie Thibeault, Sylvan Lake AB, E.S. Cannet Rocheville (France)
LucyCharuk, Tsawwassen, BC, ZOK Split 1700 (Croatia)
Dani Smith, Beaverlodge, AB, Vancouver Island Univeristy
Jennifer Lundquist, Surrey, BC, Montana State Univeristy
Janie Guimond, Becancour, QC, Kopenicker Sport Club (Germany)
Brittney Page, captain of the winning side said they were over anxious about this match.
"We knew it would be very difficult because the Peruvians are the local team and after that we had in our debut against Cuba, we looked to move forward with this battle," she said.