Canada leaves with victory over Mexico

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, January 12, 2020 – Canada defeated Mexico 3-1 (21-25, 25-19, 25-18, 25-23) in the match for third place at the NORCECA Women’s Volleyball Qualification Tournament Tokyo 2020 on Sunday at the Sports Palace in Santo Domingo.

In a match between winless teams, the Canadians recovered from dropping the first set and went on to dominate the next two. The contest concluded when Ivone Martinez crashed her serve into the net.

Alexa Gray and Kiera Van Ryk stood out as the best Canadian scorers with 26 and 23 points, respectively. Mexico’s Samantha Bricio had 22 followed by Andrea Rangel with 18 points.

Tom Black, coach of Canada: “Disappointed with the performance of the team in this competition. A tough match against Dominican Republic and another with Puerto Rico. Our team also has young players that sometimes let the game slip through their hands at the moment of closing important plays.”

Gabriela Alarcón, coach of Mexico: “Satisfied with the job done. Our objective was to put together our “A” team and we did it. We have many young players who don’t know how to finish the important points. We lack the experience so we need to focus in future international events with the goal of prepare the team for the next Olympic cycle.”