SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, September 6,
2021 - Canada defeated Dominican Republic 3-1
(20-25, 25-23, 25-15, 25-16) in a battle between
undefeated teams at the Men’s Volleyball Pan
American Cup on Monday.
The Canadians moved one step closer to finish
atop of the standings in the preliminary round
now with their 4-0 win-loss record. The
Dominicans fell to 3-1.
Canada goes against United States and Dominican
Republic against Mexico in the fifth and closing
day of the first phase of the competition on
Tuesday. Puerto Rico and Suriname meet in a
clash between winless teams.
Canadian Brodie Hofer led all the players in the
match with 21 points, followed by teammate Jesse
Elser with 17. Jackson Howe and Isaiah Olfert
contributed 11 and 10, respectively, in the
victory. Hector Cruz was the only Dominican who
finished with double figures with 13 points.
Ben Josephson, coach of Canada: “In the first
set we couldn’t break their blocking. They are
big guys. Then we took advantage of our velocity
to change our game style, and that was the key
for the victory.”
Jose Mañon, coach of Dominican Republic: “We
came in prepared to receive strong serves and
Canada changed their type of game. Besides that,
we faced problems with our serves. Now we have
to keep working with our heads up. This is not