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Canadian women's team falls to Poland in FIVB Grand Prix opener

June 03, 2016 - 10:28 PM

ZIELONA GORA, Poland - Canada dropped a four-set decision to Poland on Friday to open the FIVB Women's Grand Prix.

Berenika Tomsia impressed the home crowd with 23 points as Poland took the match, 25-19, 28-30, 25-15, 25-20.

Canada's top scorer was Danielle Brisebois with 17 points, while captain Lucy Charuk had 10 points.

"I think we had a very good start in the Grand Prix. Especially at the beginnings of sets we did a really good job in passing and attacking," said Canadian coach Arnd Ludwig.

"At the end of the sets we struggled a bit especially with reception — for example in the first set we were very close and then we made a few errors in a row. Generally, I'm positively surprised how we played and the confidence we played with, because for many players that is the first tournament at this level."

Canada plays its NORCECA rivals Puerto Rico on Saturday.

"We had a lot ups and downs but I think our ups were really good," said Charuk. "I'm super impressed with our young players, that's what we can build on, obviously we have to work on a few things, make less errors in service, but generally for the first game together I'm pretty satisfied with our play today."

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