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Canada’s sitting team now 3-0 at World Cup

NOV. 14, 2023:  Canada’s women’s sitting team earned two wins today at the 2023 WPV Sitting Volleyball World Cup in Cairo, Egypt.

Early today, Slovenia, ranked seventh in the world, did offer a challenge, but fell to Canada 1-3 (21-25, 17-25, 25-18, 14-25). On a roll, Canada then dominated Ukraine 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-16). Ukraine is ranked eighth among all women’s teams.

"After a slow start against Slovenia, we re-grouped and came together,” said Canada's team captain, Danielle Ellis. "We found our flow and were able to play our style of volleyball against Ukraine and come out on top."
Yesterday, Canada defeated Brazil 3-1. Canada has one remaining pool match, vs. Netherlands on Wednesday at 15:30 in Cairo (8:30 am EST). 

The tournament also serves as a qualifier for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. Canada is currently ranked 2nd in the world, next to the USA, who is already qualified for Paris and not attending this tournament. Brazil is ranked third and is also qualified for the Paralympics based on winning the 2022 World Championship.

The qualification opportunity will be awarded to the highest ranked team that has not already secured a qualification spot via the 2022 World Championship or one of the four Zonal Championships as determined at the completion of the World Cup.

Event web site: https://www.worldparavolley.org/2023-wpv-sitting-volleyball-world-cup/\
Links to live streams are posted here on Facebook and streamed on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@WorldParaVolleyYT

Schedule overview:
Nov. 13 – CAN vs. BRA - 3-1 (15-25,25-21, 25-22, 25-20).
Nov. 14 -  SLO vs. CAN (am) 1-3 21-25, 17-25, 25-18, 14-25); CAN vs. UKR (pm) 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-16)
Nov. 15 – NED vs. CAN
Nov. 16 – Quarterfinals
Nov. 17 – Semifinals
Nov. 18 – Finals
Julie Kozun, Melfort, SK
Danielle Ellis, White Rock, BC
Jennifer Oakes, Calgary, AB
Angelena Dolezar, St. Albert, AB
Anne Fergusson, Carleton Place, ON
Jolan Wong, Vermilion, AB
Sarah Melenka, Vegreville, AB
Jayme Lynne Lepp, Vancouver, BC
Heidi Peters, Neerlandia, AB
Katelyn Wright, Edmonton, AB
Felicia Voss-Shafiq, Burnaby, BC
Jennifer McCreesh, Smithers, BC
Allison Lang, Edmonton, AB
Nicole Ban, head coach 
Chelsea Hobbs, assistant coach  
Kate Rozendaal, assistant coach
Yung Yung Wong, therapist                        
Ian Halliday, team manager         
Onika Green, mental performance coach              
Lionel Bonnaure, performance analyst   

Volleyball Canada Media Contact:
Jackie Skender
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