LA PAZ, Baja California Sur, June 10, 2022.-
Canada will face Dominican Republic for seventh
place at the Women’s U21 pan American Cup after
defeating Honduras 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-9) in a
classification match for 7-10 places in La Paz
Arena of Baja California Sur.
On Saturday, Canada (2-2) goes up against
Dominican Republic (1-2) who beat Costa Rica
earlier. A Central American battle between
Honduras (0-3) and Costa Rica (0-4) will decide
Honduras had some exciting digs mostly in the
first and second sets, but nothing to get Canada
out of their game system.
Canada overwhelmed Honduras with a huge 35-10
margin in attacks and 18-3 in serves, they also
did better in blocks 8-6. Canada committed more
errors than Honduras (22-14).
Outside hitter Maryn Boldon of Canada led all
scorers with 14 points on 7 kills, 3 blocks and
4 aces, followed by outside hitter Madyson Saris
with 13 points on 10 kills and 3 aces, and
opposite hitter Lucy Borowski contributed with
11 points on 8 kills and three points from
Outside hitter Genesis Oyuela scored 8 points
from 6 kills and 2 aces for Honduras.
Maryn Boldon, Top scorer of Canada:
“All our hard work kind of paid off, what we’ve
done in practices, we executed what we’ve been
working on as a team, we played with a lot of
joy, and it helped us to play at our potential.
Dominican Republic will push us tomorrow, it’s
exciting and hopefully we’ll end on a high
Carolyn O’Dwyer, Head Coach of Canada:
“The match got a little close in the first two
sets, Honduras was making pretty good digs that
challenged us and we made a few errors on our
side. Tomorrow against the Dominican Republic we
are going to have to work very hard because they
are a scrappy team”.
Génesis Oyuela, Top scorer of Honduras:
“I believe we could have done more, not every
day we get to face Canada. We improved by
enjoying the match, this is a great experience
for us and it prepares us for our next Central
American championship in July in Belize. With
these matches we can better understand our
strengths and weaknesses".