Canada claims comfortable victory over Colombia


LIMA, Peru, May 6, 2019 - The second day of action of the IV U21 Men's Volleyball Pan American Cup, began with a comfortable victory of Canada over Colombia by 3-0 with scores of 25-16, 25-15, 25 -14 at the Manuel Bonilla Coliseum in Miraflores.


The team coached by Adam Simac destabilized with its serve the strategy of the Colombian team, who despite doing their best effort could not do too much against the accurate attacks of the top scorer of the match, the Canadian spiker Xander Ketrzynski who scored 14 points.


The Canadians scored their second consecutive victory in Pool B with a wide advantage in attack (32-19) and aces (15-6). The blocking work was more even, 5 points for the winners and 4 the losers.

 Canada scored through 23 unforced errors by the South Americans, while reducing their own to 16.


 Xander Ketrynski, Canadian top scorer: We are happy for this second victory, it was a great team effort. We tried to do our best game, they did a good job in blocking but we stayed focused and the results were given.


Leiner Aponza, top scorer of Colombia: We knew of the physical and technical advantage of Canada, and our idea was to take advantage of this game to the maximum for the competitions coming in the future. We tried to get enough rallies and every point we made motivated us to keep fighting, we are satisfied with everything we learned.


Colombia will open the day on Tuesday, May 7, playing against Chile at 2:00 p.m. While Canada will close the group stage facing Peru, in a scheduled duel at 20:00 hours.