Women’s National Team Ready to Face Peru This Week

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg-based National Women's Volleyball Team is ready to take on the Peruvian Women's National Team for a series of matches this week in Winnipeg and Dauphin, Manitoba. For Canada, this exhibition series will be a great precursor to the NORCECA (North, Central America and Caribbean Zone) Continental Championship, September 16 to 21 in Omaha, Nebraska. For Peru, it will help them prepare for the South American Championship in September, which they are hosting.
 
“I am very pleased that we can play these matches against Peru as it has been a long summer with a lot of training and not many matches,” said Canadian Head Coach Arnd Ludwig. “It gives us a competition opportunity to help prepare for the NORCECA Championship. Over the past couple years our record with Peru is pretty even so we should have close and exciting games.”
 
Canada (ranked 22nd in the world) and Peru (ranked 17th) faced each other in this year's annual Pan Am Cup competition in June in Peru.  Canada was victorious in both matches, winning the first 3-2, and the second 3-0.
 
These teams will face each other twice in Winnipeg, and once in Dauphin, Manitoba, as follows:
 
Match #1: Tuesday, August 20 at 7pm at the Investors Group Athletic Centre, University of Manitoba
Match #2: Wednesday, August 21 at 7pm at the Dauphin Regional Comprehensive Secondary School
Match #3: Friday, August 23 at 7pm at the Investors Group Athletic Centre, University of Manitoba
 
“We are all very excited to play Peru again,” said Canadian captain Brittney Page. “Peru is a team that fights and claws until the very end of every game. I think both teams bring out so much intensity and competitiveness in each other. It'll be a great opportunity to sustain a high competitive level throughout an entire series. And above all we can't wait to play on our home court!”
 
Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for student/seniors and 16 and under get in free when accompanied by an adult.  To pre-order tickets, or for any inquires about these matches, please either call our office at 204-474-7227 or email teamcanadawomen@volleyball.ca .  Otherwise, tickets will be available at the door with rush seating.
 
The two matches in Winnipeg on August 20 and 23 will also be webcast on www.volleyballcanada.tv.
 
During these matches, Team Canada will also be launching their brand new Mizuno uniforms.  There will be an opportunity to win one of these new uniforms by following Volleyball Canada on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
 
Media attending the matches can check in at the VIP / Media table on the 3rd floor of Investors Group Athletic Centre for the matches in Winnipeg and the main venue entrance for the match in Dauphin.
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