Canada falls 3-0 to U.S. at women's world volleyball championship

ARNHEM, Netherlands — Canada remains winless at the women's world volleyball championship after dropping a 3-0 decision to the U.S. on Monday.

After losing the first set 25-19, the Canadians rallied, only to see the world No. 1 Americans take the second 26-24. The U.S. — which won gold at the Tokyo Olympics — went 25-15 in the third to clinch the victory.

Outside hitter Alexandra Frantti led the Americans (2-0) with 14 kills and a block.

Kierra Van Ryk of Surrey, B.C., paced the 17th-ranked Canadians (0-2) with a game-high 15 kills.

Canada will continue Group C play on Thursday when it matches up with No. 43 Kazakhstan.

The 19th women's world championship is co-hosted by the Netherlands and Poland with matches played in three Dutch and three Polish cities until Oct. 15.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 26, 2022.

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