SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, September 3,
2021 – Canada defeated Suriname in straight-sets
3-0 (25-7, 30-28, 25-20) to open the Volleyball
Men’s Pan American Cup at Ricardo Arias Pavilion
After a one-sided first set, the team of
Suriname recovered to play a close match the
rest of the way. The stronger serves of the
Canadian team were the main difference (11-4).
Jackson Howe led Canada with 16 points,
including 4 blocks and Jordan Schnitzer added 11
with 4 aces. Zefanio Breinburg topped Suriname
with 12 tallies.
Jesse Elser, Captain of Canada: “Both teams
played hard after the first set. It was a very
good volleyball game and the one who played the
Ben Josephson, Coach of Canada: “The first set
was very open, but as soon as it was over both
teams pushed the game and it was a close battle.
I give credit to the Suriname team, they trained
hard for this competition”.
Keven Sporkslede, Captain of Suriname: “We had a
long time without playing an official match. In
the first set we were a little nervous but we
warmed up during the match and we are satisfied
with the team's performance”.
Augusto Sabbatini, Suriname coach: “I am very
happy with the team's performance in this match.
They showed good technique and good ball
handling. The first set was very open, but
afterwards the boys pushed and got on the same
level as the other team”.