The Canadian women’s volleyball team dug itself a deep hole during the opening weekend of the FIVB Grand Prix’s intercontinental round.
Canada, which features Brandon’s Lisa Barclay and Dauphin’s Tabi Love, dropped all three of its matches in Peru, which will make it a lot harder for the team to advance to the Division 2 final four.
On Sunday, Barclay got her first-ever start at the Grand Prix, but lasted only two sets before being pulled as Canada (0-3) fell 3-0 (25-13, 25-19, 28-26) to Belgium. She finished the match with four kills, while Love did not play.
On Saturday, Love started every set and recorded seven kills and two aces in Canada’s 3-1 (25-15, 14-25, 25-21, 25-11) loss to Poland. Barclay appeared in three sets and had a pair of kills.
The Canucks don’t have much time to make corrections, as they travel to Belgium to begin the second weekend of action Friday against the host Belgians.
Canada will follow that up with matches against Argentina on Saturday and the Netherlands on Sunday.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 28, 2014