Canada dominates in win over Bulgaria in VNL action

HONG KONG, China, June 15, 2023.-  In a match between two Volleyball Nations League challenger teams, an efficient Canadian side came on top 3-0 (25-15, 25-13, 25-15) over Bulgaria today in Hong Kong.
Challenger teams must avoid relegation by not coming last among that category.
Head coach Shannon Winzer was decidedly pleased with Thursday’s team performance: “Today we played very clean. Serving has been up and down for us throughout the tournament this far and today we did an excellent job from the baseline. Our consistent pressure on serve allowed our blockers to do their jobs well and I think Bulgaria struggled to find any offensive rhythm. Today was great to build on as we face a very strong Turkish team tomorrow.”
Canada dominated in all areas, with opposite Kiera Van Ryk ending up contributing 15 points; Hilary Howe 13 and Alexa Gray 11, including two aces.
Canada plays Türkiye on June 16; and NORCECA rivals Dominican Republic on June 17 – both at 1:30 am ET (13:30 local time in Hong Kong).