Canada finishes fifth at Pan American Cup men’s volleyball tournament

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Nicholas Cundy of Edmonton and Gavin Schmitt of Okotoks, Alta., scored 14 points apiece on Saturday to lead Canada to a 25-15, 28-26, 25-10 victory over the Dominican Republic in the fifth place match at the Pan American Cup men’s volleyball tournament.

With the victory, Canada ends the tournament with two wins and two losses. Both its losses, to Brazil and Puerto Rico, were in five sets. Fred Winters of Victoria added 10 points for the victors.

It was the Canadian men’s national team’s first tournament for the 2010 season.

Canadian roster for the Pan Am Cup: Louis-Pierre Mainville of Notre-Dame-de-l’Isle, Que., Adam Kaminski of Chatham, Ont., Adam Simac of Ottawa, Fred Winters of Victoria, Steve Gotch of Okotoks, Alta., Nicolas Cundy of Edmonton, Dan Lewis of Oakville, Ont., Dallas Soonias of Red Deer, Alta., Gavin Schmitt of Saskatoon, Toon Van Lankvelt of Rivers, Man., Dustin Schneider of Brandon, Man., and Olivier Faucher of Plessisville, Que.