Canada falls to Dominican Republic at men’s Pan Am CupSANTO DOMINGO (July 10, 2012) – The Dominican Republic swept Canada 25-23, 25-20, 25-17 on Tuesday evening in round robin action at the Pan American Cup men’s volleyball tournament.
With the win, the Dominicans remain undefeated at two wins and no losses while Canada, represented by its national B team, is winless after two matches.
Braden McLean of Birch Hill, Sask., was the top Canadian scorer with eight points while Max Burt of Gander, N.L., and Jacob Kilpatrick added seven apiece.
‘’We played with little intensity,’’ said Burt, the Canadian team captain. ‘’They were well prepared.’’
In the other group A match, Argentina defeated Trinidad and Tobago 25-10, 25-18, 24-26, 25-11. Argentina is also 2-0 while Trinidad and Tobago are 0-2. Canada faces Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday with a berth in the quarterfinals on the line.
In Group B, the U.S., and Brazil are both 2-0 while Mexico and Venezuela are 0-2.
Canadian team for the Pan American Cup men’s volleyball tournament July 9-14 in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic (name, school or club, hometown)
Lucas Van Berkel, Trinity Western University, Edmonton
Ciaran McGovern, National Training Centre, Grande Prairie
Jay Blankeneau, University of Calgary, Calgary
Blair Bann, National Training Centre, Edmonton
Steven Marshall, Trinity Western University, Abbotsford
Dane Pischke, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
Jacob Kilpatrick, National Training Centre, St. John
Newfoundland and Labrador
Max Burt, National Training Centre, Gander
Sander Ratsep, National Training Centre, London
Reid Halpeny, National Training Centre, Grand Bend
Chris Hoag, University of Calgary, Sherbrooke
Braden McLean, University of Saskatchewan, Birch Hills
Head coach: Lawrence McKay
Assistant coach: Stephen Michael Leknois assistant-coach
Assistant coach: Tilen Kozamernik
Athletic therapist: Luc Campbell
Team manager: Sophie Gadoury