Canada defeated the Dominican Republic 3-1 (20-25, 25-23, 25-15, 25-16) in a battle between unbeaten teams at the South American Volleyball Men’s Cup on Monday. .
The Canadians are one step closer to taking the lead in the preliminary round now with their 4-0 record. The Dominicans fell to 3-1.
Canada faces the United States and the Dominican Republic against Mexico on the fifth and final day of the first stage of the competition on Tuesday. Puerto Rico and Suriname are in a conflict without a win between the two teams.
Canadian Brody Hoover led all players in the match with 21 points, followed by his colleague Jesse Elser with 17 points, and Jackson Howe and Isaiah Olfert contributed 11 and 10, respectively, to the victory. Hector Cruz was the only Dominican to finish the race with 13 points.
Ben Josephson, Canada coach: “In the first set we couldn’t break his barrier. They are big. Then we used our speed to change our style of play, and that was the key to victory.”
Jose Manion, coach of the Dominican Republic: “We arrived ready to receive strong services and Canada changed their style of play. Besides, we have problems with our services. Now we have to keep working with our heads held high. This is not over yet.”