Canada claims comfortable victory over Colombia
LIMA, Peru, May 6, 2019 - The second day of action of the IV U21
Men's Volleyball Pan American Cup, began with a comfortable
victory of Canada over Colombia by 3-0 with scores of 25-16,
25-15, 25 -14 at the Manuel Bonilla Coliseum in Miraflores.
The team coached by Adam Simac destabilized with its serve the
strategy of the Colombian team, who despite doing their best
effort could not do too much against the accurate attacks of the
top scorer of the match, the Canadian spiker Xander Ketrzynski
who scored 14 points.
The Canadians scored their second consecutive victory in Pool B
with a wide advantage in attack (32-19) and aces (15-6). The
blocking work was more even, 5 points for the winners and 4 the
Canada scored through 23 unforced errors by the South
Americans, while reducing their own to 16.
Xander Ketrynski, Canadian top scorer: We are happy for this
second victory, it was a great team effort. We tried to do our
best game, they did a good job in blocking but we stayed focused
and the results were given.
Leiner Aponza, top scorer of Colombia: We knew of the physical
and technical advantage of Canada, and our idea was to take
advantage of this game to the maximum for the competitions
coming in the future. We tried to get enough rallies and every
point we made motivated us to keep fighting, we are satisfied
with everything we learned.
Colombia will open the day on Tuesday, May 7, playing against
Chile at 2:00 p.m. While Canada will close the group stage
facing Peru, in a scheduled duel at 20:00 hours.