Canada heads to the playoffs on winning note at Parapan American Games

GUADALAJARA – Canada’s men’s sitting volleyball team completed round robin play Wednesday with a resounding 25-9, 25-16, 25-17 victory over Costa Rica to clinch a berth in the semifinals.

The Canadians conclude the round robin with three wins and two losses for third spot and a likely encounter with Brazil in one of Thursday’s semis.

In Wednesday’s match against the Costa Ricans, David Marchand of St. Albert, Alta., scored four aces, including two back-to-back to end the first set, en route to a game high 14 points performance. 

Team captain Austin Hinchey of Edmonton added nine points while Chad Drummond and Edmonton and Douglas Learoyd of Calgary followed with seven apiece. Greg Stewart of Kamloops scored the final two kills of the match.

Earlier Wednesday, the Canadians lost to Brazil 25-15, 25-20, 22-25, 25-9. Learoyd led Canada with eighth points.

Heading into the final U.S.,- Colombia round robin match, the Americans top the standings at 4-0, the Brazilians are 4-1, Canada 3-2, Costa Rica and Mexico are 1-4 and Colombia 1-3.

Canadian team roster:

Last name

Name

#

Caps

City

Province

 

 

 

 

 

 

Naval

Jason

1

15

Toronto

ON

Bartholdy

Mikael

2

42

Calgary

AB

Hinchey

Austin

3

37

Edmonton

AB

Matthews

Larry

4

23

St. Albert

AB

Quast

Bradley

12

8

Edmonton

AB

Drummond

Chad

6

39

Edmonton

AB

Learoyd

Douglas

7

42

Calgary

AB

Dechaine

Eric

10

42

St. Lina

AB

Rebelo

José

11

42

St. Hubert

QC

Stewart

Gregory

14

34

Kamloops

BC

Marchand

David

15

7

St. Albert

AB

 

 

Staff

 

MacDonald

Kerry

 Manager

 

Calgary

AB

Halliday

Ian

Head coach

 

Calgary

AB

Sewell

Raymond

Assistant coach

 

Calgary

AB

Beck

Hilary

Athletic Therapist

 

Calgary

AB