Canada defeats Trinidad & Tobago


ROSARITO, Mexico, June 24, 2010 – Canada defeated Trinidad & Tobago in straight sets (25-19, 25-18, 25-15) in an eliminatory match for the 5-10 positions of the Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup.


Sarah Pavan led Canada with 11 tallies and Tonya Mokelki and Tammy Mahon added 9 and 8 points to the winning effort. Channon Thompson topped the defeated side with 10 points and Rheeza Grant charted 8 points.


“Trinidad is a good team, they came out every set, every game, with big blocks. They are a very athletic team. We really knew that we had to take our game seriously. We kept elevated our game. That’s what we did and we got this result”, said Mahon.


“I think we didn’t have a good start until the first technical time out and we won after four losses against very tough teams”, said Canada’s coach Arnd Ludwig.