Canadian women rebound against Iran after loss to Paralympic champ U.S. at sitting volleyball worlds


The Canadian women’s sitting volleyball workforce wrapped up the primary part of the world championships on Sunday with a win over Iran, rebounding from a five-set loss to the reigning Paralympic champion United States earlier within the day.

Canada has a 2-1 file at the occasion in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The sixth-ranked Canadians entered the day driving momentum following a powerful win over Slovenia on Saturday to open their match, however the top-ranked Americans outlasted them for a 3-2 victory (22-25, 25-22, 21-25, 25-12, 15-7).

“That was a troublesome five-set loss to the U.S.A. however I could not be extra pleased with the best way we confirmed up and competed,” stated Canada’s women’s head coach Nicole Ban. “We served aggressively and have been ready to make the most of our offence against the number-one ranked workforce on the earth. We are frequently exhibiting our enhancements and skill to play the sport at a excessive degree.”

The Canadians confronted a fast turnaround against No. 14 Iran within the night, however they managed to begin robust and solely dropped a good third to win 3-1 (25-10, 25-14, 23-25, 25-13).

“We knew Iran was going to be a troublesome opponent,” workforce captain Danielle Ellis instructed World ParaVolley. “The final time we performed them was about six years in the past in China, so we did not have so much to recreation plan on them, however we watched video from the final couple of days … We simply went on the market and performed our recreation with some robust serves to put them in hassle and simply stayed aggressive the entire recreation.”

The Canadian women will return to the court docket on Tuesday, with the ultimate schedule but to be decided. They are trying to find their first-ever medal at the occasion.

Canada 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 — Vegreville, 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

Canadian males swept by Brazil

On the lads’s aspect, the Thirteenth-ranked Canadians suffered a troublesome loss to No. 4 Brazil, falling 0-3 (23-25, 14-25, 19-25).

“Our last spherical robin match against Brazil was all the things we knew it will be. The fourth-ranked workforce on the earth showcased dimension in our match,” stated males’s head coach Jeff Smith. “We handed very nicely, which allowed us to run our offence that saved the video games shut, however as a workforce we simply could not execute when wanted.”

Canada (1-2) takes on No. 7 Ukraine on Monday at 6:45 a.m. ET within the spherical of 16 for an opportunity to advance. They swept No. 16 Poland on Saturday after struggling the identical destiny against the eighth-ranked Germans of their Pool C opener on Friday.

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

Canada 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


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