Canadian men teams are in semifinals at Cayman Islands


SEVEN MILES BEACH, Grand Cayman, March 24, 2012. – Two teams of Canada will be joined by the representatives of Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico in Sunday’s men semifinals at the Cayman Islands’ 2012 NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit.


The Canadians continued with their winning streak finishing atop in their respective pools.


The quarterfinal match between Samuel Schachter and Maverick Hatch of CAN-1 and Americans James Drost and Steven Vanderwerp has been the best display of skills so far in the tournament, with the Canadians claiming a come-from-behind win coming 2-1 (18-21, 21-18, 15-10). They also beat Fabien Whitfield and Daneil Williams of Trinidad 2-0 (21-10, 21-15).


Joshua Binstock and Martin Reader of Canada-2 prevailed over Gillan Octave and Julien Biscette of LCA 2-0 (21-10, 21-8) but struggled to win over Whitfield/Williams of Trinidad and Tobago in the quarterfinals 2-0 (21-12, 24-22).


Youngsters German Recio and Luis Adames of Dominican Republic booked their place in the semifinals first winning to El Salvador’s Luis Morales and Ovidio Quintanilla 2-0 (25-23, 21-16) to win Pool B and later against  home boys Shervin Rankin and Richard Campbell of CAY-1 2-0 (21-8, 21-16).


For Roberto Rodriguez and Eric Haddock of Puerto Rico, the road to the semifinals started with a victory over Hector Belardo and Jerall Nicholas of U.S. Virgin Islands 2-0 (21-6, 21-8) and against Morales/Quintanilla of El Salvador 2-0 (21-12, 21-12).


Matches on Sunday feature the semifinals Puerto Rico v. Canada-2 and Dominican Republic v. Canada-1. Winners advance to the final game and losers for the third place.


Men’s Results Saturday:

Pool A: PUR d. IVS 2-0 (21-6, 21-8); CAY-1 d. CAY-3 2-1 (11-21, 21-10, 15-11); Pool B: DOM d. ESA 2-0 (25-23, 21-16); SKN d. FSM 2-0 (21-17, 21-14); Pool C: CAN-1 d. TRI 2-0 (21-10, 21-15); CAY-2 d. ANT 2-1 (22-20, 19-21, 16-14); Pool D: CAN-2 d. LCA 2-0 (21-10, 21-8); USA d. GUA 2-0 (21-19, 21-13). Main Draw: CAN-1 d. USA 2-1 (18-21, 21-18, 15-10); CAN-2 d. TRI 2-0 (21-12, 24-22); CAN-2 d. TRI 2-0 (21-12, 24-22); DOM d. CAY-1 2-0 (21-8, 21-16); PUR d. ESA 2-0 (21-12, 21-12).