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Women’s team in Peru for VNL qualifier

Canada is vying for a spot in Volleyball Nations League (women) this week in Lima, Peru (June 26-30).

The six participating teams (one host and five teams from continental qualification tournaments) will be divided into two pools of three. Canada’s group includes Argentina and Chinese Taipei.

Web site: http://challengercup.volleyball.world/en/2019

Canada won its spot after beating Puerto Rico in the recent NORCECA Challenge Cup held in Chateauguay, Quebec.

The winner of the tournament this week advances directly to the 2020 FIVB VNL, to replace the last-ranked of the challenger teams in this year's competition.

Click here for more info on the process:
http://challengercup.volleyball.world/en/2019/qualification-process

This is the second year that Peru is hosting the FIVB Volleyball Challenger Cup. Last year, Bulgaria won their place for the FIVB Volleyball Nations League, after winning the 2018 Challenger Cup.

FIVB Volleyball Challenger Cup Roster
#1 Jessie Niles, Turner Valley, AB
#2 Autumn Bailey, Burlington, ON
#3 Kiera Van Ryk, Surrey, BC
#4 Kyla Richey (C), Roberts Creek, B.C.
#5 Danielle Smith, Beaverlodge, AB
#8 Alicia Ogoms, Winnipeg, MB
#9 Alexa Gray, Calgary, AB
#11 Andrea Mitrovic, Mississauga, ON
#12 Jennifer Cross, Scarborough, ON
#16 Shainah Joseph, Ottawa, ON
#17 Kristen Moncks, Standard, AB
#20 Alicia Perrin, Creston, BC
#22 Megan Cyr, St. Andrews, MB
#23 Emily Maglio, Coquitlam, BC

The team will then travel to the Pan Am Cup in Trujillo, Peru (July 4 to 15), with a minor change to the roster of Brie O'Reilly (King) of Langley, BC replacing Megan Cyr.

Official Pan Am Cup web site:
https://bit.ly/2IH8xFS

Photo: fivb.com

Volleyball Canada media contact:
Jackie Skender 
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