Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Summer Sports/Volleyball’ Category

Canada pulls off straight-sets victory over Bulgaria at Volleyball Nations League

Friday, June 4th, 2021
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The Canadian men’s volleyball team claimed its second victory in Nations League action with a 3-0 (28-26, 25-23, 25-16) win over Bulgaria on Friday. 

Bansley, Wilkerson come out on top in all-Canadian beach volleyball duel at Ostrava Beach Open

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021
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Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson came out on top against fellow Canadians Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes by a score of 2-1 (25-23, 14-21, 15-9) at the Ostrava Beach Open on Thursday.

Beach volleyballers Bansley, Wilkerson hope final 2 tournaments serve as tune-up for Tokyo

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021
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The pandemic has made the long and winding road to Tokyo even more difficult for many Canadian Olympians, but especially for beach volleyball players Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson.

After strong 1st season, Athletes Unlimited volleyball looks ahead to sophomore campaign

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
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Jordan Larson was a player and coach while winning the inaugural championship of a unique women's professional indoor volleyball league. The two-time U.S. Olympian might have a third role as a recruiter now that Athletes Unlimited has announced there will be a second season in 2022.

Canada’s Brie King excited for ‘once in a lifetime’ chance with Athletes Unlimited

Thursday, February 25th, 2021
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Brie King will be the lone Canadian competing when Athletes Unlimited kicks off its inaugural volleyball season on Saturday. Although Canada failed to qualify for the 2020 Olympics, King says the experience of being around six Olympians in Dallas should help the country in its quest for Paris 2024.

Canadian pair Pavan, Humana-Paredes fall to Ross, Klineman in AVP Wilson Cup final

Sunday, July 26th, 2020
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Canadian pair Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes fell to April Ross and Alix Klineman in the AVP Wilson Cup final in Long Beach, Calif. Pavan of Toronto and Humana-Paredes of Kitchener, Ont., lost in straight sets to the American Olympic medal favourites.

No day at the beach: Sarah Pavan awaits another shot at Olympic gold

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020
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Sarah Pavan is a world champion and maybe the best volleyball player Canada has ever produced. Like most great athletes, she prefers to let her performance do the talking. But with the COVID-19 global pandemic, those conversations on the field of play are on hold for now.

Canadian men’s volleyball team punches Olympic ticket with dominant victory over Puerto Rico

Sunday, January 12th, 2020
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The Canadian men's volleyball team earned a berth at this summer's Olympic Games in Tokyo on Sunday.

Canadian men’s volleyball team punches Olympic ticket with dominant victory over Puerto Rico

Sunday, January 12th, 2020
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The Canadian men's volleyball team earned a berth at this summer's Olympic Games in Tokyo on Sunday.

Canadian women down Mexico to close out disappointing Olympic qualifying campaign

Sunday, January 12th, 2020
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A day after being eliminated from Olympic contention, the Canadian women’s volleyball team bounced back to close out its dismal qualification tournament with a win.