Canadian Van Ryk continues serving heaters
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 9, 2018 – Canada
demolished Costa Rica 3-0 (25-10, 25-10, 25-7) to stay
undefeated at 2-0 in Pool A of the Women’s Volleyball Pan
American Cup in Santo Domingo on Monday.
Once again Kiera Van Ryk played a stellar role in the offense of
Canada by blasting a tournament-high 9 aces among her 14 points.
The 19 year-old Van Ryk had scored eight winners from the
service line against Peru on Sunday.
Canada overwhelmed Costa Rica in all the scoring categories with
a 31-5 in attacks and 17-1 in aces to go with an 8-1 margin in
Emily Maglio and Alicia Ogoms contributed 11 and 10 points in
the victory while Alexa Gray chipped in with 9 points. Tannia
Carazo had 3 points for a Costa Rican team that scored 20 of
their 27 points via opponent’s errors.
Megan Cyr, Captain of Canada: It was a good match for us and the
young girls continue to show maturity. We took control of the
match and put a lot of pressure with our serves.
Mijal Hines, Captain of Costa Rica: Their blocking was
impressive and we could not manage their serves either.
Congratulations to Canada. I hope we can play better in our next
Marcello Abbondanza, Coach of Canada: I am happy for sure
because my team paid more attention to blocking and other parts
of our game. It was a good step.
Cesar Salas, Coach of Costa Rica: As a team is very important to
play against opponents like Dominican Republic and Canada in
consecutive days. Canada showed a powerful serve and also good