Canada gets first place in Pool B

LIMA, Peru, May 7, 2019 - Canada claimed first place in Pool B of the U21 Men's Volleyball Pan American Cup, after defeating Peru 3-1 (25-9, 26-28, 25-15, 25-15) in the closing match of the day on Tuesday at Manuel Bonilla Coliseum in Miraflores.

The Canadian squad dominated their rivals in the attacks (46-30), blocking (9-2) and services (14-4). The unforced errors were similar: 31 Canada and 32 Peru.

Alexis Tournier led the Canadian offense with 15 points, followed in the attack by Xander Ketrzynski with 14, Coltyn Liu 12 and Matthew Neaves 10. Sebastián Calvera was the highest scorer in Peru with 10 tallies.

Alexis Tournier, the top attacker in Canada: We started with a lot of energy. Our service was better than in the previous days and that was the key to success. We are very happy to achieve the direct pass and we will take advantage of the rest of tomorrow to recover energy.

Sebastián Calvera, attacker of Peru: Today we went to enjoy the game and I think that helped us to take the second set. Although we could not advance to the next phase, we learned from each rival and on Friday we will return to give our best effort and obtain better results.