Canadian women’s sitting volleyball team blasts past Ukraine at Halifax Paralympic qualifier

Canadian women’s sitting volleyball team blasts past Ukraine at Halifax Paralympic qualifier

The Canadian women’s sitting volleyball remains undefeated following a stellar, straight-set victory over top ranked Ukraine at a Paralympic qualifying event in Halifax on Thursday.

Entering the match, both teams were undefeated, having gone 2-0 in their respective opening matches.

Ukraine, however, were seen as slight favourites based on their No. 4 international ranking, one spot ahead of Canada. Nevertheless, the Canadians fed off their vociferous home crowd en route to a 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-21) sweep over the visitors.

Canada began the five team, round-robin tournament with a 3-0 victory over Slovenia, followed by a 3-1 win over Germany.

Action resumes on Friday, with playoff rankings still on the line heading into the evening’s semifinals.

CBCsports.ca will be streaming every game, including Canada’s final round-robin matchup against Finland on Friday at 12 p.m. ET. Semifinal action starts at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday, while the medal matches will take place on Saturday.

Published at Fri, 28 Feb 2020 00:31:14 +0000