Sylvan Lake volleyball player Jaimie Thibeault placed eighth overall with her teammates at the Pan Am Cup in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, according to a press release on the Volleyball Canada website.
The Canadian Women’s National A Team lost a ranking-deciding match against Team Peru on July 20, with Peru winning all three games with scores of 25-19, 30-28, and 25-21.
The Canadian team had a total of three wins and five losses in the tournament. The Pan Am Cup was a qualifier for the 2013 FIVB World Grand Prix, an international women’s volleyball tournament. Due to their placing, the Canadian team did not qualify.
Thibeault, a middle, trains at the Team Canada Women’s Volleyball Centre at the University of Manitoba.