New champions crowned at beach volleyball nationals
VANCOUVER, Canada, August 19, 2012 – Sam
and Maverick Hatch as well as
Taylor Pischke and Melissa Humana-Paredes are the new men’s and
women’s Canadian champions in beach volleyball.
Pischke and Humana-Paredes defeated defending champions Heather
Bansley and Liz Maloney in a thrilling final 21-16, 19-21, 21-19
on Sunday afternoon at the 2012 Volleyball Canada Beach
Nationals which were held at Spanish Banks Beach.
Jamie Broder of Victoria and Kristina Valjas took
the bronze 21-19, 17-21, 17-15 over Julie Rodrigue and Kacie
The men’s final was also a nail biter as
Schachter and Hatch edged Chaim Schalk and Matt Zbyszewski
19-21, 21-16, 18-16.
In the bronze medal match, Christian Redmann and
Ben Saxton defeated Sam Pedlow and Grant O’Gorman 21-15, 21-19.