Three of four Canadian teams in semis at NORCECA

 GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands (March 23 2013) – Three of the four Canadian teams at the opening stop on the NORCECA (North and Central America and Caribbean) beach volleyball circuit are headed to the semifinals.

In men’s competition, both Canadian entries are in the final four. 

Chaim Schalk of Red Deer, Alta., and Ben Saxton of Calgary eliminated Carlos Talavera and David Vargas of El Salvador 21-12, 21-13 in their quarterfinal.   Christian Redmann and Matt Zbyszewski won 21-19, 26-24 over Casey Jennings and Stafford Slick of the U.S.

In women’s competition, Jamie Broder of Victoria and Kristina Valjas of Toronto earned their ticket to the semifinal phase following a 21-13, 21-11 win against Jessica Wolfenden and Stefania Gandolfi of Cayman Islands.

Heather Bansley and Liz Maloney of Toronto lost their quarterfinal to Mexicans Bibi Candelas and Martha Revuelta 22-20, 21-13.

Competition ends Sunday. and