Canadian men teams head to semis

SEVEN MILES BEACH, Grand Cayman (March 25, 2012) – Canada’s two entries in the men’s competition at the opening stop on the NORCECA beach volleyball circuit are in the semifinals after topping their pools and winning their quarterfinals on Saturday.

In a quarterfinal, Samuel Schachter of Toronto and Maverick Hatch of Comox, B.C., defeated James Drost and Steven Vanderwerp of the U.S., 18-21, 21-18, 15-10. Earlier in the round robin they beat Fabien Whitfield and Daneil Williams of Trinidad and Tobago 21-10, 21-15.

Josh Binstock of Toronto and Martin Reader of Comox (in photo) concluded their round robin hammering Gillan Octave and Julien Biscette of St. Lucia 21-10, 21-8.  Their win streak continued in the quarterfinal with a 21-12, 24-22 victory over Whitfield and Williams.

In women’s competition, Jamie Broder of Victoria and Victoria Altomare of Toronto were eliminated in the quarterfinal.

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