Emoni Bush jumps up to spike the ball during a classification match at the FIVB Volleyball Girls’ U18 World Championship in Egypt on Sept. 12. Canada fell 1-3 to Bulgaria in a close game and will face Thailand tomorrow for a chance to play for 13th place. Photo by FIVB

Islander shines in losing effort for Canada at volleyball worlds

Emoni Bush scores tournament-high 18 points in loss to Bulgaria

Team Canada will do no worse than 16th place at the U18 volleyball world championships.

Canada advanced to the knockout stages at the international tournament and faced Brazil in their first game of the eight final. They lost 3-0 (25-21, 25-18, 25-19).

“We came out with good focus … and had our best start of the tournament,” said head coach Scott Koskie. “We were having success with our game plan and generating some opportunities to score points, but could not capitalize consistently later in the set. We had our chances in the middle and later part of the third set to move in front, but again could not take advantage.”

Canada faced Bulgaria in their first classification game. While Campbell Riverite Emoni Bush was the team’s top scorer, her 18 points weren’t enough to lift the team to a win. They lost in a close effort 1-3 (17-25, 26-24, 16-25, 23-25).

While their chance for a top-eight finish is over, they could do as well as 13th. That’s if they win against Thailand tomorrow.

The winner of their match will face the winner of the Korea-Puerto Rico match to play for 13th/14th places. The losers will play for 15th/16th places.


Campbell River teen helps Canada to first win at U18 volleyball worlds

Emoni Bush, Team Canada advance to knockout stages at U18 volleyball worlds


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Vancouver Island universities raking in the cash from foreign students

B.C. universities post $340 million worth of surpluses thanks to international student tuition

Algae bloom kills over 200,000 farmed fish near Tofino

Month-long die-off appears to over, DFO and Cermaq confirm

Sidney has highest walk-in clinic wait times in the country: report

Several Vancouver Island facilities wait times notably poor

No survivors in Gabriola Island plane crash

Coroner confirms multiple fatalities after small plane goes down Tuesday night

‘A loud sonic boom’: Gabriola Island residents recount fatal plane crash

Area where the plane went down is primarily a residential neighbourhood, RCMP say

B.C. cities top the list for most generous in Canada on GoFundMe

Chilliwack took the number-two spot while Kamloops was at the top of the list

Victoria Police Department taking too long to respond to emergency calls

A new report says VicPD is not meeting its 911 response targets

Police impound 19 vehicles for excessive speed on Malahat

Excessive speed is classified as going more than 40 km/h over the limit in that stretch

Penticton RCMP warn of new ‘porting’ scam that puts internet banking, online accounts at risk

Two-factor verification has been the go-to way to keep online accounts secure

Man armed with bear spray robs Campbell River liquor store

Crime Stoppers has released a photo of one of the suspects

Internationally acclaimed designer back in class at North Island College

Courtenay’s Prpich is sharing her knowledge and talent with the next generation of graphic designers

City of Victoria selects new Indigenous Artist in Residence

Salish artist Dylan Thomas takes on the role for two years

Victoria shuttle service aims to use cruise ship waste as fuel

Pacific Northwest Transportation Services wants to have a zero emission fleet by 2026

Most Read