Korea edged Canada in five sets

RIMINI, Italy, June 14, 2021 – Korea edged Canada in a five-set battle at the FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League on Monday. Both teams have 3-9 win-loss records after four rounds of play in the 16-team competition.

The Koreans won 15-25, 25-18, 27-29, 25-20, 21-19.

Both teams committed 26 errors and the winners held a 73-65 margin in attacks. Canada led in blocks 11-7 and serves 9-7.

Jeongah Park and Kim Yeon Koung recorded 24 and 23 points, respectively, as the best Korean scorers. Jeong Jiyun and Yanh Hyo Jin added 15 and 12.

Kiera Van Ryk led Canada with 24 points, followed by Andrea Mitrovic added 19. Two other Canadians –Hillary Howe and Emily Maglio- finished with 18 and 12.

For the Canadian team it was their third loss in five sets, having lost previously to Poland and Turkey. They also defeated China needing a tie-breaker.