Thais prove too strong for Canada
published : 15 Jun 2022 at 05:00
newspaper section: Sports
Thailand continued their good run in the FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League 2022 with a 3-0 win over Canada in their first match of the second week on Tuesday.
The Thai women defeated Canada 25-19, 25-22, 26-24 in Quezon City, the Philippines.
Pimpichaya Kokram scored 21 points and Chatchu-On Moksri added 17 for Thailand.
Kiera Van Ryk was Canada's top scorer with 20 points.
Danai Sriwatcharamethakul's team will next meet Poland tomorrow, Japan on Friday and the USA on Sunday.
Thais are without Thatdao Nuekjang for the rest of the 2022 VNL due to injury she sustained during the first week.
After three weeks, the top eight teams advance to the next round.
The Thais made headlines in the first week with victories over Bulgaria, Serbia and China in Ankara, Turkey.
They also lost 3-2 to Belgium to finish the pool with three wins and one defeat.
It is a new era for Thai volleyball after the so-called "Fab Six" retired or quit playing for the national side.
They are Wilavan Apinyapong, Malika Kanthong, Onuma Sittirak, Pleumjit Thinkaow, Nootsara Tomkom, and Amporn Hyapha.
Meanwhile, the Quezon City tournament features some interesting matches including the USA v China on Saturday and Japan v China on Sunday.