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Canada to play final U18 Worlds’ match on Saturday

September 13, 2019:  Canada came up with a five-set win over Thailand 3-2 (9-25, 25-23, 25-22, 20-25,15-10) today at the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship (September 5 to 14) in Egypt.

Match stats: http://u18.girls.2019.volleyball.fivb.com/en/schedule/10718-canada-thailand/post


After a shocking first-set loss, the team came back to win two sets, and eventually take the match in the tie-break set. Canada led in attacking, and blocking by a large margin (16-5), but also let Thailand score points off of errors (51 compared with 27).  

Canada's Hannah Duchesneau topped all scorers with 17 points and teammate Jenna Pollock had 12 points, both tallies included four blocking points.

Canada will now play Korea for places 13 and 14 on September 14.

Tournament web site: http://u18.girls.2019.volleyball.fivb.com/en

Classification 9-16 in Cairo - September 12:
Korea v Turkey 1-3 (25-22, 17-25, 14-25, 11-25)
Canada v Bulgaria 1-3 (17-25, 26-24, 16-25, 23-25)
Puerto Rico v Argentina 1-3 (10-25, 17-25, 25-22, 15-25)
Egypt v Thailand 3-2 (25-21, 25-23, 17-25, 22-25, 18-16)
 
Round of 16 in Ismailia & Cairo - September 10:
Italy v Puerto Rico 3-0 (25-12, 25-18, 25-21)
Peru v Argentina 3-1 (16-25, 25-15, 25-22, 26-24)
China v Korea 3-0 (27-25, 27-25, 26-24)
Japan v Thailand 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-19)
Brazil v Canada at 3-0 (25-21, 25-18, 25-19)
Russia v Bulgaria 3-1 (25-17, 25-20, 15-25, 25-16)
USA v Egypt 3-0 (25-13, 27-25, 25-17)
Romania v Turkey 3-0 (25-18, 25-16, 25-20)
 
Pool B Results,  Ismailia (Egypt)
September 5
Korea v Canada 1-3 (25-19, 23-25, 20-25, 22-25)
USA v Mexico 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-16)

September 6
Italy v USA 3-2 (20-25, 21-25, 25-22, 25-23, 15-13)
Korea v Mexico 3-1 (23-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-23)

September 7
Canada v Mexico 3-2 (15-25, 22-25, 25-18, 25-15,15-11)
Italy v Korea 3-0 (25-15, 25-14, 25-20)

September 8
USA v Korea 3-0 (25-11, 25-17, 25-13)
Italy v Canada 3-0 (25-20, 25-7, 25-19)

September 9
Italy v Mexico 3-2 (25-15, 21-15, 22-25, 25-20, 15-12)
USA v Canada 3-0 (25-10, 25-13, 25-16)
 
Canadian roster:
#10  Emoni Bush - Campbell River, BC
#1    Kat Georgiadis - West Hill, ON
#15   Kendra Kern  - Edmonton, AB
#11  Emma McKinnon - Milton, ON
#7   Julia Murmann  -  Toronto, ON
#2  Katarina Pantovic - Vancouver, BC
#8   Lauren Pastor - Etobicoke, ON
#6  Kaylee Plouffe -  Sherwood Park, AB
#18  Jenna Pollock - St. Catharines, ON
#5    Mady Saris - Burlington, ON
#14   Anna Smrek - Welland, ON
#12  Mary Stewart - Uxbridge, ON
#3  Victoria D'Acre -  Mississauga, ON
#4   Hannah Duchesneau - Sharon, ON
#16  Anna Gadomski - Mississauga, ON
#9   Justine Kolody - Winnipeg, MB
#24  Talia Vydykhan - Hammonds Plains, NS
 
Photo: FIVB

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