Thibeault strong for Canada at Pan American Cup

Sylvan Lake native Jaimie Thibeault finished with nine points and three blocks Sunday as Canada swept host Peru 25-21, 25-14, 25-19 in the seventh-place match of the Pan American Cup women’s volleyball tournament at Lima.

Sylvan Lake native Jaimie Thibeault finished with nine points and three blocks Sunday as Canada swept host Peru 25-21, 25-14, 25-19 in the seventh-place match of the Pan American Cup women’s volleyball tournament at Lima.

Thibeault, a middle blocker, is a graduate of Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School and the University of Montana and plays professionally in France.

The Canadians dominated 11-2 in the blocking category and 5-2 in service winners while scoring on 20 errors by the opponents while committing 15.

“It was a very strong tournament for us,” said Canada’s head coach Arnd Ludwig. “The main thing was that we finished among the top seven. I am very glad with the performance of my team during the competition.”

The U.S., defeated the Dominican Republic 25-12, 25-20, 25-18 for the gold and Argentina bounced Brazil 25-23, 25-22, 25-18 for bronze. In the fifth-place match it was Puerto Rico over Cuba 24-26, 25-18, 18-25, 25-22, 15-9.

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