DURANGO, Mexico, August 19, 2021. – Canada
claimed their first victory in pool A defeating
Trinidad and Tobago 3-0 (25-22, 25-18, 25-14) on
the second day of competition at the Men’s
NORCECA Continental Championship in Durango,
Canada´s strength in attacks was able to break
Trinidad and Tobago’s good blocking, leading
with a huge 40-17 margin; they also led in
serves 8-2. Trinidad and Tobago held a slim 7-6
margin in blocks and committed 21 errors against
28 from Canada.
Outside hitter Brandon Kippers scored a
match-high of 15 points, joined by Xander
Ketrzynski with 11 points helping Canada to even
their win-loss record 1-1 in pool A. Outside
hitter Daynte Stewart was Trinidad and Tobago
top scorer with 9 points; they stand with 0-2
On day three of the event, Trinidad and Tobago
(0-2) faces Puerto Rico (1-0) and Canada (1-1)
against Mexico (1-0).
Brett Walsh, Captain of Canada: “I believe we
improved overall, from yesterday’s performance.
Pasing the ball strong made it difficult for
them to receive and put the ball in play”.
Larry McKay, Coach of Canada: “The players
played really well, when they feel they can
perform well I try to stay out of their way,
they have all the instructions they needed. It
was a very good competition against Trinidad and
Tobago and we’re grateful with our success.
We’re looking forward for our next opportunity
to play; it will be a very strong Mexico team”.
Ryan Stewart, Captain of Trinidad and Tobago:
“Playing without a libero has been challenging
for us, but our performance was much better than
Gideon Dixon, Coach of Trinidad and Tobago: “We
were stronger in the beginning and went on being
less effective throughout the match. With every
match we will improve because we’ve been away so