USA goes to the FIVB Grand Champions Cup
LANGLEY, Canada, September 28, 2013.- The United States won the
gold medal and the ticket to the FIVB Grand Champions Cup after
beating Canada in straight sets (25-23, 25-20, 25-14).
Matthew Anderson scored 17 points for USA, while William Priddy
and Maxwell Holt finished with 11 apiece. On the Canadian side
Dallas Soonias recorded 9 and John Gordon Perrin finished with
Anderson also had a good serving performance with 3 aces for
the Americans and also in blocks with 10 against 6 by Canada
whose captain, Fred Winters played only in the first two sets
and left the match injuried.
The Norceca Men’s Continental Finals at the Langley Events
Centre had a full crowd of 5,000. This was the best attendance
for a Volleyball competition at this Facility that hosted its
second international tournament.
“At the end of the day, the most important tournament we play
in, besides the Olympics themselves, is the NORCECA tournament.
For us to come in here and win like We did is a wonderful
achievement for our program”, stated American head coach John
“We got outplayed completely by the USA,” said Canadian coach
Glenn Hoag. “We couldn’t receive so We couldn’t establish any
offense and They played great block defense. We had a chance in
the first set but we made too many unforced errors.”
For Setter Dustin Schneider, this was a tough match and talked
about how hard was to lose captain Fred Winters, but recognized
how big USA performance. “Obviously (Fred Winters) is a big part
of our serve reception, but it was more a credit to the American
guys. They were putting pressure on us from the service line
even when Fred was in. They played really well and executed
their game plan and they served the ball a lot better than us,”
“This was our best match of the tournament,” said American
captain Sean Rooney. “We put a lot of pressure on them with our
serve and that was something we were working on since World