CORDOBA, Mexico, October 10, 2015 - Canada conquered its first
Norceca Men’s Continental Championship after winning against
Cuba 3-1 (25-23, 19-25, 25-18 and 25-17).
John Gordon Perrin finished as top scorer for the Canadian team,
after registering a total of 18 points. He was followed by
Nicholas Hoag, who finished with 15 and Justin Duff, who scored
For Cuba, Osmany Santiago Uriarte, scored 12 points while Javier
Ernesto Jimenez Scull and Rolando Cepeda tallied 10 apiece.
Both teams were tied in blocks (10-10), while Canada worked hard
with the service and dominated the duel 6-2, with three aces by
“We played Cuba many times, we played against them last summer.
We know them very well so it was a very good match. You do not
win gold in the Norceca championship very often so this was a
big challenge for us. We are happy for this win,” said Fred
Winters, captain of Canada.
Canadian coach Glenn Hoag remarked that this was a very
difficult match. “We are happy for this victory. We hace played
mseveral times against them. We came here missing a couple of
key players, but we fought hard every point. Cuba is always a
great opponent,” Hoag expressed.
“Congratulations to Canada. This was a very tough match. Anyway
I appreciate all the efforts done for this result and for
qualifying to the Pre-Olympic and this match showed just a
little of the things that will happen at the next tournament in
January,” said Rolando Cepeda, captain of Cuba.
“This was a good match not not very well played by us. We
reached our goal of qualifying to the Pre-Olympic tournament and
now we have to work harder for the competition next January,”
Rodolfo Sanchez, coach of Cuba stated.