Canadian volleyball players suffered a third loss in the Nations League on Thursday in Rimini (Italy). Shannon Winzer’s forces were defeated 3-1 (25-17, 26-24, 28-30 and 25-16) against representatives of the Dominican Republic.
Quebec Kim Robital was in uniform for the second match in a row, except that she was not in action. Well positioned to analyze her teammates’ performance, passersby stated that the Canadian game should be more consistent.
“It was some games where we were trying to put a system where we would be faster, but we are having a hard time maintaining our focus throughout the game. That is why there are tight sleeves and others where the point gaps are bigger. We want to be more aggressive in serving in the upcoming matches.” . ”
The Canadians heated up the Dominicans in the second and third groups that ended by two points.
In the second set, Canada trailed by four points and then tied in the match at 23 everywhere. However, the Dominicans broke that momentum. The Canadians made a strong comeback in the next set, notably by saving two game points in order to force the fourth set introduction.
But the Dominican Republic regained its rhythm early in the match in Group D and was no longer anxious.
Kim Robitaille of Saint-Calixte says she can’t wait to land in the League of Nations and wants that moment to come soon.
“We will be in training for the next three days, and the next goal is to enter the stadium,” concluded the 29-year-old player.
Earlier this week, the Canadian women’s team lost to Brazil and the United States. She will return to the field on Monday against Turkey.
As for the men, who include Quebec Nicholas Hogg, they will face the United States on Friday.