Canada finishes in seventh place at Mens Pan Am Cup
TIJUANA, Mexico, August 15, 2014.- Canada closed with a win his
participation at IX Men’s Pan Am Cup with a comeback in fourth
and fifth sets, by beating Dominican Republic 3-2 (25-21, 22-25,
22-25, 25-16, 15-13).
Jose Caceres made a total of 22 units for the Caribbean team
finishing as leader. He was followed by Elvis Contreras who
tallied 16 points while Luis Adames scored 12.
On the Canadian side, Bradley Gunter, Nicholas Del Bianco,
Dallas Soonias and captain Toontje Van Lankvelt were the best
weapons. Gunter and Van Lankvelt registered 13 points, while Del
Bianco and Soonias recorded 12 apiece.
The team coached by Georges Laplante concluded in seventh place
overall in the final rankings. “It was a hard match. We are not
playing great but, I mean a win is a win, so We’ll take it. We
just have a lot of things to work on,” Laplante said.
“We are a little dissapointed with the result in this
tournament. We definitively wanted to do a lot better,” said
Canadian captain Van Lankvelt. “It was diffifult. We really
wanted to come out in the fifth set and win this match I am
happy how the guys wanted and battled for the win.”
José Álvarez Cutiño, coach of Dominican Republic, remarked: “It
was a very tense match, very good on both sides of the net. We
were confused in the last set tactically, we could not
coordinate a movement and that’s why the match costed us a