Pool play heating up at the Men’s Pan Am Cup
Volleyball Canada – Canada defeated by Cuba; Argentina up next
COLIMA, Mexico, June 18, 2019 – Cuba defeated Canada 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 25-19) on Monday evening at the Men’s Pan American Cup in Colima, Mexico.
Cuba led in kills 31-28 and in serving points 5-2, Canada did better in blocks with an 8-6 margin. Cuba capitalized on 33 Canadian errors, allowing 20 points on their errors.
“We had some opportunities, but we were unable to stay focused and in control,” said Canada’s coach John Barrett, after the match against Cuba. “We are a young team with young players getting their first international experience, so the basic aspects of the game: serving, being focused at key moments takes a lot of work – time and experience is the only remedy to that.”
Cuba is undefeated in pool A with 2-0, Canada stands with 1-1 record (a win over Suriname and the loss to Cuba). The preliminary round in pool A concludes with Cuba facing Suriname (0-2) and Canada playing against defending champion Argentina (1-1).
- Schedule and results : https://bit.ly/2IOvu8B
Teams are distributed into three pools, with defending champion Argentina, Canada, Cuba and Suriname competing in Pool A; host Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago gather in Pool B, and Pool C consisting of Chile, Dominican Republic, Guatemala and United States.
Roster (Senior men’s B team):
Derek Epp, Saskatoon, SK
Byron Keturakis, Surrey, BC
Braedon Friesen, Swift Current, SK
Jared Jarvis, Vaughn, ON
Craig Ireland, Beamsville, ON
Dylan Mortensen, Swift Current, SK
Blake Scheerhoorn, Belleville, ON
Casey Schouten, Winnipeg, MB
Danny Demyanenko, Toronto, ON (captain)
Kevin Lebreux, Cumberland, ON
Fynnian McCarthy, Lake Country, BC
Jordan McConkey, Stratford, ON
Jeremy Davies, Calgary, AB
Andre Foreman, London, ON
John Barrett – Head Coach
Ryan Marsden – Assistant Coach
Melissa Healy – Athletic Therapist
Daniel Cuzmar Grimalt – Statistician
Georges Laplante – Team Manager
Photo and report courtesy of NORCECA
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