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Canada handed 2nd straight loss after falling to Russia in Olympic volleyball qualifier

The Canadian women's volleyball team lost 3-0 to Russia on Saturday, picking up their second straight defeat at an Olympic qualifying event.

Canadians play Mexico in final round-robin game on Sunday

Canada fell to Russia in straight sets at Olympic qualifying event on Saturday, August 3 in Kaliningrad, Russia. (FIVB)

The Canadian women's volleyball team lost 3-0 to Russia on Saturday, picking up their second straight defeat at an Olympic qualifying event.

Set scores were 25-13, 25-21 and 25-22.

Alexa Gray of Calgary led Canada with 16 points while Kiera Van Ryk of Surrey, B.C., had 10.

Canada was coming off a 3-1 (21-25, 25-20, 25-19, 25-22) loss to Korea in its opening match of the tournament on Friday. 

"It was a very difficult game, I congratulate the Russians on their victory," Canada's coach Tom Black said following the matc.. "The Russians outplayed us at some moments, and were strong on attack."

 Russia and Korea meet on Sunday in Kaliningrad to battle for an Olympic berth.

Canada will play its final game against Mexico on Sunday at 10 a.m. ET. But even with a win, Canada will not qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Games from this tournament. However, the team will have another chance to qualify in continental tournaments at a later date.

WATCH | Canada vs. Russia full match

Canada battles for a spot at Tokyo 2020 at qualifiers in Kaliningrad, Russia. 1:51:13

 

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