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Canada falls to the host Peruvians at U23 NORCECA Championships

2012 / 09 / 05

Former Maverick, Sophie Carpentier continues to impress as a Freshman on her Trinity Western University squad (TWU) who is representing Canada at the NORCECA U23 Championships.

This new competition is designed to be "the AHL" where the participating countries are sending teams and players who demonstrate potential to be on their respective country's Senior National Teams.

Peru, the host country, is 9th ranked in the world at the Junior Women's level (U20) and recently finished 6th at the World Junior Championships. At the Senior Women's level Peru is ranked 17th in the World.


Peru stay unbeaten at 2-0


Lima, Peru, September 4, 2012 – Peru defeated Canada in four sets (25-15, 21-25, 26-24, 25-22) for their second triumph in two outings in the U-23 Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup on Tuesday. Canada dropped to a 0-2 record in Pool B.


The home side took advantage of 40 unforced errors made by the Canadians while making 26. The winners were better from the service line 10-6 but the defeated side held a 17-7 margin in the blocking category.


Angela Leyva led four Peruvians with double digits in the score charts with 14 points. Ginna Lopez and Karla Ortiz tallied 11 apiece while Clarivet Yllescas added 10 points.


Canada’s Royale Richardson and Sophie Carpentier each finished with 15 points while Amy Leschied and Alicia Perrin had 8 points apiece.


“It was a good match because our coach is giving us confidence to apply the new system he is implementing,” the 15 year-old Peruvian Angela Leyva said. “We had good reception in the first set but our blocking failed in the second. We got our reception back in the third set.”


Kelci French, Captain of Canada, said they gave their best but we didn’t play up to our best in the first set. “In the second and third set we improved our reception,” she said.


“I am very glad with the girls because we played against a Canada team that played great defense,” Peru’s coach Jose Dos Santos said. “It is very important for us to play out game. So I tell them when you can’t make a hard hit you have to play smart ball.”


“I was surprised by the way our team bounced back after a subpar first set,” Canada’s Ryan Hofer said. “We blocked very well in the last two sets and enjoyed the support of the fans of the match.”

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