MANILA, June 14 (Xinhua) -- Thailand beat Canada 3-0 to kick off the second week of the women's Volleyball Nations League (VNL) in the Philippine capital here on Tuesday.
Kokram Pimpichaya led the Thais with 20 points in the 25-19, 25-22, 26-24 victory, while Moksri Chatchu-On had two service aces to finish with 17 points.
"We played the best that we can. We will try our best," said Pimpichaya through an interpreter.
In the one-hour and 21-minute contest, the Canadians committed 27 errors compared to Thailand's 11.
"I think we were disappointed with what we showed today," said Canadian Gray Alexa, who finished with 13 points.
In the other match on Tuesday, Japan defeated Poland in a straight third set 25-21, 25-21, 25-21.
On Wednesday, China, now ranked No. 3 in the latest world rankings, plays Belgium at 7 p.m local time, while Bulgaria will challenge the Tokyo Olympic gold medalists and reigning VNL champions the United States at 3 p.m. local time. ■