Canada dominated the United States and secured bronze


HAVANA, Cuba, September 1, 2018 - Canada dominated the United States 3-1 (25-22, 25-23, 25-27, 25-17) and secured the bronze medal of the Norceca U-21 Men's Tournament as two years ago in Gatinaeu did the representation of the country.


On that occasion the US national team that took part took the crown after a final against Cuba, which tonight is fighting for the title again, this time against the Dominican Republic.


After 2 hours and 21 minutes of action Canada managed to retaliate the setback suffered in the eliminator of group B when they fell 1-3 despite the fact that by the statistics their opponents surpassed them 53-40 in attack and in service, not in blocking (2-8). The United States committed 45 unforced errors to 26 by the winners.


The Canadians added double digits by the opposite Xander Ketrzynski (18) and corner players Brodie Hofer (14) and Michael Dowhaniuk (10), and by his opponents Jaylen Jasper (22) was the top scorer of the challenge, while his teammate Kevin Lamp added 18.


The Brazilian Joao Paulo Bravo, coach of Canada, cataloged the match as difficult. "But we overcame all the difficulties, we lost against Cuba to the final but we played well again. The small opportunities that we had today we took advantage of better than when we faced in Group B, because the United States did not come out with the same serve from that day, I think that was the difference".


Dowhaniuk, the winning captain, said that "every game we play here we check the numbers and we are always improving, and that happened in this game, our goal was to be a champion, one prepares for that, but if it is not possible to continue giving the best and we kept the bronze of the 2016 tournament."


Jonah Carson, technical director of the United States, analyzed that "we played a line that was too dangerous and we made a lot of mistakes, and that's what the rival takes advantage of. They also have the ability to take different positions, now a rest before they return to the university, and to play, and next year the process starts again."


Corner player Devin Joslyn explained "the Canadians fulfilled their coach's guidance, they studied us very well, the two teams fought very hard but in the end they did better, even their communication is very good when the ball is very high, we it but we need a little more".