Canadian women score straight-sets win over Dominican Republic in Volleyball Nations League

Canada earned a straight-sets victory over the Dominican Republic in Volleyball Nations League play Thursday night. The Canadian women won the opening set 25-20 and the second set 25-21 before edging the Dominican Republic 25-22 in the third to clinch the win.

Victory improves Canada's record to 1-1, will face China on Friday

Volleyball players celebrate after scoring.
Canada players celebrate their point against Dominican Republic during a Volleyball Women's Nations League match at the Maracanazinho stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday. (Bruna Prado/The Associated Press)

Canada earned a straight-sets victory over the Dominican Republic in Volleyball Nations League play Thursday night.

The Canadian women won the opening set 25-20 and the second set 25-21 before edging the Dominican Republic 25-22 in the third to clinch the win.

Canada led in attacks 44-37 and had seven blocks to six from its opponent. Alexa Gray of Calgary led Canada in scoring with 19 points and Kiera Van Ryk of Surrey, B.C., had 18.

Canada's women are still vying for a place at this summer's Olympics in Paris.

Seven women's teams have already qualified. The remaining five spots will go to the top five not-yet-qualified teams in the FIVB rankings as of the end of the Volleyball Nations League preliminary phase. Canada entered the event ranked 11th.

Canada opened with a four-set loss to host Brazil on Tuesday night. The team's next match is Friday against China.

WATCH | Canada vs. Dominican Republic, full-match replay:

FIVB Women's 2024 Volleyball Nations League Rio de Janeiro: Canada vs. Dominican Republic

1 month ago
Duration 1:41:20
Watch Canada face the Dominican Republic at the FIVB 2024 Women's Volleyball Nations League tournament in Rio de Janeiro.

Canadian roster

  • Brie O'Reilly — Langley, B.C.
  • Courtney Baker — Bridgewater, N.S.
  • Emily Maglio — Coquitlam, B.C.
  • Jazmine White — Oshawa, Ont.
  • Alicia Ogoms — Winnipeg
  • Layne Van Buskirk — Windsor, Ont.
  • Alexa Gray (C) — Calgary
  • Hilary Johnson — Calgary
  • Andrea Mitrovic — Mississauga, Ont.
  • Vicky Savard — Jonquière, Que.
  • Kiera Van Ryk — Surrey, B.C.
  • Shainah Joseph — Ottawa
  • Julia Murmann — Toronto
  • Kacey Jost — St. Albert, Alta.

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