Canada wins silver and bronze to open 2012 NORCECA season

 SEVEN MILES BEACH, Cayman Islands – Sam Schachter of Toronto and Maverick Hatch of Comox, B.C., won the silver medal on Sunday at the opening stop on the NORCECA (North America, Central America and Caribbean) beach volleyball circuit.

The Canadian pair went undefeated until the championship match where it fell to Roberto Rodriguez and Eric Haddok of Puerto Rico 21-19, 21-15.

In the bronze medal match, Josh Binstock of Toronto and Martin Reader of Comox beat German Recio and Luis Adames of the Dominican Republic 18-21, 21-15, 15-11. 

Earlier Sunday,  Rodriguez and Haddock had edged Binstock and Reader in the semis 21-16, 20-22, 15-12.

Schachter and Hatch downed Recio and Adames in their semi 21-17, 21-10.

The next stop on the circuit is this weekend in Guatemala.

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More information: www.norceca.org