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.