Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Falls to Dominican Republic at NORCECA Women's Continental Championship

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Falls to Dominican Republic at NORCECA Women's Continental Championship

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Canada falls to Dominican Republic in women's volleyball

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MORELIA, Mexico - Canada's quest for a NORCECA women's continental championship came to an end on Thursday after falling in four sets to the Dominican Republic in semifinal action.

The Dominican Republic defeated Canada 18-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-20 to reach the gold-medal match and will face the United States, which beat Puerto Rico in the other semi.

Canada had an early 6-2 lead in the first set with good blocking and scoring on Dominican Republic errors. The Dominicans pushed hard with serves to tie 8-8, but Canada kept up its effective blocking to go ahead 14-10, before taking the first set 25-18.

After that, however, the Canadian side couldn't find any consistency in their game and gave up the next three sets. …

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