Turkey overcomes Canada in five sets

RIMINI, Italy, May 31, 2021 - Canada joined the Dominican Republic as NORCECA Confederation teams that fell in five sets to their European opponents in the continuation of the FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League.

The Canadians were leading 2-1 in the fourth frame only to see their rivals from Turkey mount a comeback to take the 3-2 victory (25-23, 19-25, 22-25, 25-23, 15- 12). It was the fourth defeat for the Canadian team in as many games.

Ebrar Karakurt recorded 21 points to lead four Turkish players in double figures in the charts. Hande Baladin added 16 while Tugba Senoglu and Meryem Boz chipped in with 12 and 11 points.

Canada’s Kiera Van Ryk led all the scorers with 27 points followed by Andrea Mitrovic and Hilary Howe with 15 points apiece and Emily Maglio with 13.