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Out of medal hunt, Newfoundland and Labrador soccer, v-ball teams look for best placings at Canada Games

Newfoundland and Labrador's women volleyballers got to celebrate a second match win at the Canada Games in Winnipeg on Thursday, defeating the Yukon in their first game of the placement round.
Newfoundland and Labrador's women volleyballers got to celebrate a second match win at the Canada Games in Winnipeg on Thursday, defeating the Yukon in their first game of the placement round.

A look at how Newfoundland and Labrador teams did Thursday at the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, and a rundown of their schedules today:

Male soccer
Newfoundland and Labrador lost 4-0 to Quebec in quarter-final game and will face Nova Scotia today in the first of two placement-round games.
The highest NL can finish is fifth.

Volleyball
Both Newfoundland and Labrador’s male and female volleyball entries defeated the Yukon in straight sets in their first games of the placement round.
The Newfoundland women face British Columbia today, while the men take on Nova Scotia.
Both teams were 1-4 in preliminary-round play. For the women v-ballers, that included a 3-1 loss to New Brunswick on Thursday morning.

Golf
Andrew Bruce of Corner Brook once again led the way for Newfoundland and Labrador at the Southwood course, with a two-over par 74 that gave him a 226 total heading into today’s fourth and final round of competition.
Bruce has the highest standing of an NL golfer, sitting 17th among the 33 entered in the male division.
Michael Simms of St. John’s improved his score for a third straight day with an 82, while Evan D’Angelo, also of St. John’s, carded a 92.
Like Simms, Corner Brook’s Taylor Cormier had her best round of the competition so far, with an 82 on Thursday, leaving her 22nd overall in the women’s division.
Paige Hickey of Corner Brook had a 97, while Megan Colbourne, also of Corner Brook, was forced to withdraw with a left injury that has troubled her since the start of the Games.

Female softball
Newfoundland and Labrador has one final shot at a win in the Canada Games women’s fastpitch competition as it takes on Alberta in its last game today.
NL dropped to 0-8 Thursday with losses to Nova Scotia (by an 8-3 score) and Saskatchewan (11-1).
Victoria Curran of Mount Pearl had three hits on the day for Newfoundland.

Tennis
Newfoundland and Labrador’s doubles teams both suffered straight-set losses in quarter-final games Thursday.
On the female side, Olivia Casey and Ashley Stringer of St. John’s lost to a British Columbia pair, while Kai Stephenson and Rogan Betts, also of St. John’s, fell to a Quebec team.
NL is set to wrap up play in the mixed team event on Saturday.

Cycling
Caleb Winn had Newfoundland and Labrador’s top finish in the road race competition held Thursday at Birds Hill Provincial Park.
Winn, a St. John’s native who lives in Ottawa, finished 28th is an entry field of 49.
Colin Follow of Corner Brook (36th), Josh Veber of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s (37th) and Ian Coxon of Gander (40th) were Newfoundland’s other finishers Thursday.
The cyclists finish their competition with the criterium on Saturday.

Wrestling
Both Newfoundland and Labrador wrestling teams competed in  cross-over placement games Thursday.
The NL women finished ninth after defeating Prince Edward Island 31-14 in their cross-over, while the men were eighth following a 29-20 loss to Manitoba in their duel.
The NL men actually won more matches than the Manitobans, but the host team earned extra 10 points for forfeited matches in weight classes in which Newfoundland did not have an entry.

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