Canadian men drop round of 16 match to Ukraine at sitting volleyball worlds


The Canadian men’s sitting volleyball staff fell to Ukraine in 4 units of their round of 16 match at the 2022 World ParaVolley Championships in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The No. 7-ranked Ukraine will transfer on to the quarter-finals to play No. 4 Brazil, a staff Canada misplaced to in three units on Sunday. No. 13-ranked Canada will play for locations 9-16 starting on Tuesday in opposition to Rwanda.

The Ukrainians opened the match with a 25-21 win within the first set, then buying and selling two-point victories with Canada (25-23, 23-25, 26-24) to declare the 3-1 tightly contested victory.

“We confirmed right this moment that we deserve to be a top-eight staff,” stated Canadian head coach Jeff Smith to Volleyball Canada. “We executed a exact recreation plan in opposition to the seventh-place staff on the earth. Our aim was to showcase our expertise and right this moment’s match did simply that.

“Despite popping out with the 3-1 loss, our drive for fulfillment saved us in every match. We got here right here wanting to be high 10 and plan on doing so.”

Smith credited Bryce Foster and José Rebelo’s serving abilities within the clutch for Canada’s aggressive play.

In addition to dropping to Brazil in pool play, Canada defeated Poland and misplaced to Germany earlier within the event to end their round robin with a 1-2 file.

The No. 6-ranked Canadian girls’s staff completed second in its pool with a 2-1 file and can subsequent play Hungary on Tuesday with a quarter-final spot on the road.

All matches are being streamed dwell on World ParaVolley’s YouTube channel.

Canada men’s roster

  • #2 Mikael Bartholdy — Calgary
  • #3 Austin Hinchey — Edmonton
  • #5 Nasif Chowdhury — Toronto
  • #6 Bryce Foster — Thunder Bay, Ont.
  • #7 Douglas Learoyd (C) — Calgary
  • #9 Andrew Tucker — Brampton, Ont.
  • #10 Christopher Bird — Brandon, Man.
  • #11 José Rebelo — Saint-Hubert, Que.
  • #13 Dariusz Symonowicz — Toronto
  • #14 Connor Compton — Calgary
  • #19 Jason Beaman — Vancouver

Canada girls’s roster

  • #2 Julie Kozun — Melfort, Sask.
  • #3 Danielle Ellis (C) — White Rock, B.C.
  • #4 Jennifer Oakes — Calgary
  • #5 Payden Vair — Cardston, Alta.
  • #6 Angelena Dolezar — St. Albert, Alta.
  • #7 Anne Fergusson — Carleton Place, Ont.
  • #8 Jolan Wong — Vermilion, Alta.
  • #9 Sarah Melenka — (*16*), Alta.
  • #10 Jayme Lepp — Vancouver
  • #11 Heidi Peters — Neerlandia, Alta.
  • #14 Katelyn Wright — Edmonton
  • #15 Felicia Voss-Shafiq — Burnaby, B.C.
  • #16 Jennifer McCreesh — Smithers, B.C.
  • #17 Allison Lang — Edmonton


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