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