Canada Tops Curacao To Stay Undefeated
Colorado Springs, USA, August 28, 2012 - Canada defeated
Curacao 25-13, 25-7, 25-22 Tuesday afternoon to improve to 2-0
in Pool B of the NORCECA Men’s Junior Continental Championship.
Canada concludes pool play on Wednesday against Puerto Rico at
15:00, while Curacao (0-2) looks for its first victory on
Wednesday against Guatemala at 11:00.
Canada was led by Jarrid Michael Ireland’s 10 points, while
Ryley Brendan Barnes added nine points. Every Canadian except
libero Tyler Scott Koslowsky, who had 10 digs and 10 excellent
receptions, scored at least one point in the match.
Quinten Anthony tallied 11 points in leading Curacao and Jurcham
Meulens contributed seven points.
Canada produced a 7-1 ace advantage and a 7-2 block advantage in
the victory. The victors limited their errors to 14 for the
match, while Curacao totaled 24 errors.
“I thought Curacao was great at running their combinations and
hitting many angles,” Canada head coach David Preston said. “I
am happy with our focus on our side of the net. We defended very
well today and we had a very good strategic serving match.
Puerto Rico is a great team, and we will learn more about them
later today. We don’t know a lot about the other teams in this
tournament, but I like where our guys are at with our focus
heavy on our side of the net.”
“Curacao is a great team, especially in the third set with their
combinations,” Canada captain Milan Nikic said. “Curacao didn’t
give it to us – it was a battle.”
“Congratulations to Canada,” Curacao head coach Paulina Gilbert
said. “Today’s concentration was not so good. Tomorrow we have
to pick up our game to qualify for advancement.”
“Canada is a great team,” Curacao captain Raynold Marchena said.
“Today’s game was not our normal game – we played very, very