Brandon’s Lisa Barclay led Team Canada once again, but couldn’t hold off Puerto Rico in the quarter-finals of the Pan Am Cup women’s volleyball championship on Tuesday night in Mexico City.
Barclay, a 6-foot-2 CIS all-Canadian with the UBC Thunderbirds, started all three sets and topped 20th-ranked Canada with 12 points — nine kills, two service aces and one block — in a 3-0 loss to 17th-ranked Puerto Rico, which won 25-17, 25-16 and 30-28 in a marathon third set.
The Canadian team, which features Brandon University Bobcats women’s volleyball head coach Lee Carter serving as an assistant, was missing Dauphin native Tabi Love, who is currently recovering from an ankle injury.
Canada, which posted a 3-2 record in pool play, will now compete in the fifth-place game on Thursday against the loser of the Cuba versus Argentina quarter-final match, which was still in progress at press time last night.
The two pool winners, the Dominican Republic and the United States, advanced straight to tonight’s semifinal matches.
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