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Canada subdue Argentina, earn shot to fifth place


LIMA, Peru, June 24, 2017 – Canada relied on a terrific defense at the net to defeat Argentina 3-1 (28-26, 22-25, 25-21, 25-19) in a qualification match of the XVI Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup by Movistar at Manuel Bonilla Coliseum of Miraflores on Saturday.


The Canadian side registered 13 blocks, including seven by Jennifer Cross, to earn a shot at fifth place of the tournament on Sunday against Cuba. The Argentineans will play against Colombia for seventh place


Shainah Joseph led five Canadians in double figures with 25 points, all via attacks, while Cross and Michaela Reesor each tallied 13 points. Kyla Richey and Lucille Charuk had 12 and 11, respectively, in the victory.


Lucia Fresco had 21 for Argentina, followed by Sol Piccolo and Elina Rodriguez with 15 and 12.