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Olympic dream over for Canadian women's volleyball

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The Canadian Press
5/5/2012 12:32:46 AM
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TIJUANA, Mexico -- Canada and its Olympic dreams were swept by the Dominican Republic on Friday in a semifinal at the Olympic qualifying tournament in women's volleyball.

The Dominicans, the highest ranked team at the tournament at No. 9 in the world, took the match 25-15, 25-18, 25-15.

They will face Cuba for the Olympic spot in the tournament final on Saturday.

Sarah Pavan of Kitchener, Ont., led the Canadians with 12 points while Vancouver's Elizabeth Cordonier added seven.

Canada went 1-2 in the round robin earlier this week losing to Puerto Rico and the Dominicans before hammering Honduras to gain a playoff berth.

The Canadians looked impressive Wednesday in a quarter-final victory over Mexico but ran into a tough Dominican squad.

Canada concludes the tournament Saturday in the third place match against Puerto Rico. The last Olympic appearance for Canada in women's volleyball was in 1996.

Volleyball (Photo: Maurizio Lagana/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Maurizio Lagana/Getty Images)
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