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Canada's women's team beats Peru in Pan Am Cup opener

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 8, 2018 – Kiera Van Ryk served eight aces as Canada stormed past Peru in straight sets 3-0 (25-21, 25-12, 25-17) in Pool A of the Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup on Sunday.

Van Ryk finished with 18 points as the best scorer of the match, and Autumn Bailey and Emily Maglio chipped in with 12 and eight points, respectively. Karla Ortiz finished with nine points as the top Peruvian offensive player.

Canada dominated Peru in attacks 41-25 in service winners 10-2 and also in blocks 5-2.

Megan Cyr, captain of Canada: “We have many young players but they showed no fear and helped us to win this match against a team like Peru.”

Marcello Abbondanza, coach of Canada: “I am very happy for the result and proud about the performance of my young players like Van Ryk who is only 18 years-old.  They were nervous in the first set but we have many players without international experience.”

Carlos Aparicio, coach of Peru: “It is very difficult to coach a team after being together only for two months. Our team is not complete but Canada played great. We showed some development and could have won the first set but committed mistakes due to inexperience.”
 
On Monday, Canada plays Costa Rica. The top five ranked teams at the end of the tournament will qualify for the Pan American Games to be held next year in Lima, Peru.

Roster: 

Setters
Megan Cyr, St. Andrews, MB
Danielle Smith, Beaverlodge, AB  
 
Outside Hitters
Alexa Gray, Calgary, AB
Autumn Bailey, Burlington, ON
Sarah Chase, Campbell River, BC
Brianna Beamish, Surrey, BC
 
Right Sides
Kiera Van Ryk, Surrey, BC
Shainah Joseph, Ottawa, ON
 
Middles
Alicia Ogoms, Winnipeg, MB
Jennifer Cross, Scarborough, ON
Emily Maglio, Coquitlam, BC
Alicia Perrin, Creston, BC
 
Liberos
Jessica Niles, Turner Valley, AB
Kristen Moncks, Standard, AB

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