RIMINI, Italy - The Canadian women's volleyball team is back in the win column after beating Serbia 3-1 in the Nations League tournament Saturday.

Canada went 25-21, 22-25, 25-21, 25-18 and improved to 3-7 at the tournament.

Kiera Van Ryk led the Canadians in scoring with 21 points and Hilary Howe added 17.

Canada's national men's and women's teams will both play a 15-match preliminary round until June 23. The top four countries in each division will advance to the semifinals and finals.

The women's squad returns to action against Russia on Sunday. The men will play Poland on Tuesday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 12, 2021.

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