Canada falls to Dominican Republic at men’s Pan Am Cup

 SANTO 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.

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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)

 

Alberta

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

 

British Columbia

Steven Marshall, Trinity Western University, Abbotsford

 

Manitoba

Dane Pischke, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

 

New Brunswick

Jacob Kilpatrick, National Training Centre, St. John

 

Newfoundland and Labrador

Max Burt, National Training Centre, Gander

 

Ontario

Sander Ratsep, National Training Centre, London

Reid Halpeny, National Training Centre, Grand Bend

 

Quebec

Chris Hoag, University of Calgary, Sherbrooke

 

Saskatchewan

Braden McLean, University of Saskatchewan, Birch Hills

 

Staff:

 

Head coach: Lawrence McKay

 

Assistant coach: Stephen Michael Leknois assistant-coach

 

Assistant coach: Tilen Kozamernik

 

Athletic therapist: Luc Campbell

 

Team manager: Sophie Gadoury