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Beach Teams Ready for Commonwealth Semis on Wednesday

April 10, 2018: Tuesday’s Commonwealth Games quarterfinals are complete at Coolangatta Beach in Australia's Gold Coast. Both Canadian beach volleyball teams advance to the semifinals.

In the women’s competition, FIVB World Ranking leaders Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan moved a step closer to the women’s gold medal match by advancing to the last four.

The Canadians beat Scotland’s Lynne Beattie and Melissa Coutts 2-0 (21-9, 21-9), and they will next take on Mariota Angelopoulou and Manolina Konstantinou after the Cypriot duo beat New Zealand’s Shaunna Polley and Kelsie Wills 2-0 (21-10, 21-17).

"Being ranked number one in the world puts a target on our backs, and we want to play our best every single game.... That approach doesn’t change no matter who we play."

Sarah Pavan

Sam Schachter and Sam Pedlow defeated Cyprus team Dimitris Apostolou and Georgios Chrysostomou 2-0 (21-17, 21-15), while the O’Dea brothers beat Trinidad and Tobago’s Daneil Williams and Daynte Stewart 2-0 (21-15, 21-14). 
 
"We’ve been slowly adding to our game and it’s been great to see the teams pushing us," said Pedlow.  "You have to hand it to Cyprus today; those guys didn’t give up on anything."
 
The semifinal on April 11 will see Canada against New Zealand brothers Sam and Ben O’Deo, who defeated Trinidad and Tobago today. 

  • Get full results, statistics, schedules and more on the official Gold Coast 2018 website.
    In Canada, the Commonwealth Games is available for viewing on DAZN.

Note that the Gold Coast is 15 hours ahead of Eastern time.


Women’s Team
Melissa Humana-Paredes, Toronto, Ontario
Sarah Pavan, Kitchener, Ontario
Coaching staff on site: Steve Anderson

Men’s Team
Sam Schachter, Richmond Hill, Ontario
Sam Pedlow, Barrie, Ontario
Coaching staff on site: Ahren Cadieux


Photo: Dan Galbraith, Commonwealth Games Canada

For further information:
 
Commonwealth Games Canada
Sylvie Bigras
Communications Chief – Team Canada 2018
AUS #: +61 042 2445960
sylvie@magma.ca
 
Volleyball Canada
Jackie Skender
Director, Communications
613.794.7676
jskender@volleyball.ca