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Peru women completes sweep over Canada

Peru won the five match series against Canada 5-0

Lima, Peru, September 12, 2010 – Sub par play at the end of sets continued to haunt Canada’s national women’s Volleyball team as they lost to Peru 3-2 (17-25, 25-14, 20-25, 25-20, 15-13) on Saturday to complete a five-match series between the two FIVB Women’s World Championship bound squads.

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With the victory, Peru won all five matches in the series.  Both Peru and Canada, ranked 17th and 24th in the world respectively, are currently tuning up for the FIVB Women’s World Championship set for October 29 to November 14 in Japan. 

In the deciding fifth set, Canada squandered a 9-6 lead to the delight of the 5,000 plus spectators in attendance.

"It was pretty disappointing for us not to finish,” said Tiffany Dodd, who scored 11 points for Canada.  “Again tonight we needed to be better at closing sets especially after the 20-point mark.”

Still it was a drastic improvement on the three-set loss on Thursday.

 â€œOur blocking was really good tonight and is continually improving,” said Dodds.  “If we can bring up other aspects of our game and make fewer mistakes we will be more successful."

"The match was a history of the whole week in Peru,” said Canada’s coach Arnd Ludwig. “We did some really good things and at the end we made unforced errors.  This week was good, we played against a very good team and we are very close to them."

Canada is the midst of an 18-day tour and closes out its trip with three matches against Costa Rica on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  Costa Rica is also headed to the worlds.

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