MANILA, Philippines – Alexa Gray and Kiera van Rijk beat Belgium 25-22, 25-21, 22-25, 25-22 in their first win of the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) Week 2 at Smart on Thursday to impress Canada at the Arneta Coliseum. .
Gray has amassed 24 points, including game-winning hits, while Van Ryke has amassed 22 points and 11 digs as the Canadians improved to a 3-3 record with their first win in the Queens City League.
“I was really excited about what our team did today. I thought we had our gameplan and it was a big win and big three points to move forward in the tournament and I’m really proud of the way we fought today, “said Gray, who had 10 digs.
“I think we all had some good games. I feel more confident going into this game. We wanted to win today and we showed it today, “he added.
Hillary Howe and Emily Maglio also chipped in at 14 and 12 points, respectively. Canada returned after losing three sets to Thailand on Tuesday.
Brit Herbots led Belgium to a third set victory as he exploded with 29 points, including four blocks, and digged just seven for Belgium to absorb the fifth loss in six matches.
Captain Celine Van Gastel was also important for the Belgians with 16 points and 11 digs.
Canada will take on world number three China on Friday at 3pm, and Belgium will take on Poland at 3pm on Saturday.
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