Canada Tops Curacao To Stay Undefeated

 Colorado Springs, USA, August 28, 2012 Canada defeated Curacao 25-13, 25-7, 25-22 Tuesday afternoon to improve to 2-0 in Pool B of the NORCECA Men’s Junior Continental Championship.

 

Canada concludes pool play on Wednesday against Puerto Rico at 15:00, while Curacao (0-2) looks for its first victory on Wednesday against Guatemala at 11:00.

 

Canada was led by Jarrid Michael Ireland’s 10 points, while Ryley Brendan Barnes added nine points. Every Canadian except libero Tyler Scott Koslowsky, who had 10 digs and 10 excellent receptions, scored at least one point in the match.

 

Quinten Anthony tallied 11 points in leading Curacao and Jurcham Meulens contributed seven points.

 

Canada produced a 7-1 ace advantage and a 7-2 block advantage in the victory. The victors limited their errors to 14 for the match, while Curacao totaled 24 errors.

 

 “I am happy with our focus on our side of the net,” Canada head coach David Preston said. “We defended very well today and we had a very good strategic serving match. Puerto Rico is a great team, and we will learn more about them later today. We don’t know a lot about the other teams in this tournament, but I like where our guys are at with our focus heavy on our side of the net.”

The NORCECA (North America, Central American and Caribbean) event, which is held bi-annually, will qualify three teams from the confederation for the 2013 FIVB Men’s Junior World Championship.

Canada hosted the previous U21 NORCECA event in 2010 and won the silver medal losing to the U.S., in the final.  The Canadians have won medals at five of the seven editions of the tournament including the last three.

 

Roster

 

Milan

Nikic

Calgary, AB

Setter

Joshua

McKay

Winnipeg, MB

Setter

Danny

Demyanenko

Toronto, ON

Middle

Jim

Bell

Surrey, BC

Middle

Alex

Russell

Surrey, BC

Middle

Ryley

Barnes

St-Paul, AB

Leftside

Dan

Groenveld

Welland, ON

Leftside

Brook

Sedore

Grande Prairie, AB

Leftside

Stephen

Maar

Aurora, ON

Leftside

Jarrid

Ireland

Winnipeg, MB

Opposite

Andrew

Nelson

Regina, SK

Opposite

Tyler

Koslowsky

Abbotsford, BC

Libero

 

Staff

 

Coach

Dave

Preston

 

Ass.Coach

Brad

Poplawski

 

Ass.Coach

Shane

St-Louis

 

Therapist

Caroline

Pelletier

 

Therapist

Luc

Campbell

 

Coordinator

Sophie

Gadoury

 

Statistician

Nathan

Janzen

 

 

Information: www.norceca.net and www.volleyball.ca