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Pischke to Represent Canada in Russia

March 26, 2013 6:59 AM | Sports

Taylor Pischke (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Taylor Pischke (CHRISD.CA FILE)

University of Manitoba Bison women’s volleyball player Taylor Pischke will represent Canada at the upcoming 2013 Summer Universiade Games.

Held in Russia July 6-17, Pischke and partner Melissa Humana-Paredes of York University won the women’s beach volleyball trials in Toronto last weekend.

Pischke, 19, and Humana-Paredes will also represent Canada at the 2013 FIVB U23 World Beach Volleyball Championships in Myslowice, Poland from June 5-9.

Also at the women’s beach volleyball trials, 2012-13 Bison Sports Female Athlete of the Year and second year Bison outside hitter Rachel Cockrell and partner Charlotte Sider (Toronto) defeated Claudia Seguin (Ottawa) and Brandie Wilkerson (Churchill, ON) 21-18 and 21-18 to finish in third place.

— Staff