Manitobans earn Gold, two Silvers at Canadian Youth Beach Volleyball Championship this past weekend
Volleyball Canada – Volleyball Canada held its Canadian Youth Beach Volleyball Championship at Ashbridges Bay Beach in Toronto this past weekend, with 150+ teams overall competing including 8 from Manitoba in the 22U Male, 18U Female, 16U Female, 15U Female & 14U Female divisions.
In the 22U Men’s competition, the pairing of Dustin Spiring & Adam DeJonckheere of Winnipeg earned the Gold medal with a revenge win against Abrams/Kerr from Ontario, a team they had earlier lost to in the power pool phase of the competition. Finishing in 3rd was the team of Callaghan/Shannon from Nova Scotia.
In the 18U Female division with 25 teams competing from 8 provinces/territories, the tandem of Josie & Kearley Abbott of Winnipeg advanced through the competition undefeated until the Gold medal match, when they fell to the team of McBain/Monkhouse from Ontario. Finishing in 3rd was Kells/Madill from Ontario.
The 15U Female division had 26 teams competing from 6 provinces, with Anna Maidment (Winnipeg) and Erika Vermette (Morris) also going undefeated throughout the tournament until the final match, losing a close final to Armstrong/Torres from Ontario. Finishing in 3rd place was Imbriaco/Georgiadis from Ontario.
Other teams from Manitoba that competed this past weekend included Gonzalez/Gonzalez in the 14U Female division, Hamm/Nault & Elliott/Nichols in the 16U Female division, and Yaeger/Patrick along with Beatty/Woodward in the 18U Female division.
More information on the Beach Volleyball National Championships can be found here: http://www.volleyball.ca/node/4193
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