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Canadian women's Olympic volleyball hopes shattered following loss to Dominican Republic

The Canadian women’s volleyball team was eliminated from Olympic contention following a 3-1 defeat to hosts Dominican Republic at a Olympic qualifying event on Saturday.

Canada will close out tournament against Mexico on Sunday

Canada fell 3-1 (25-13, 21-25, 25-19, 25-15) to the Dominican Republic at a last-gasp Olympic qualifying event on Saturday. (@VBallCanada/Twitter)

The Canadian women's volleyball team will not be heading to Tokyo this summer for the 2020 Olympic Games.

At the NORCECA women's Tokyo qualification tournament, the Canadians were eliminated from Olympic contention when they suffered their second loss in as many days — falling 3-1 (25-13, 21-25, 25-19, 25-15) to No. 10 Dominican Republic on Saturday.

Canada, ranked 18th in the world, opened the last-chance qualifying tournament on Friday with a 3-2 loss to No. 13 Puerto Rico.

Earlier on Saturday, the Puerto Ricans improved their record to 2-0 with a win over No. 21 Mexico. They'll now play host Dominican Republic on Sunday with the tournament title and a spot in the Olympics on the line.

The Dominican Republic, which also remains unbeaten, opened the event with a 3-2 victory over Mexico.

Canada hasn't qualified for the Olympic women's volleyball competition since the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta, Ga.

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