The 2011 NORCECA Continental Cup Championship wraps up these next couple days down in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Canada finished second in their pool (1-1) behind the United States (2-0). Cuba and Puerto Rico also won their respective pools and did so with a greater margin than the United States securing themselves spots in the semi finals. USA was then sent into the quarter final round where they defeated Mexico 3-0 (25-11, 25-8, 25-19). Canada faced off against Dominican Republic in the other semi final and ended up losing 3-0 (25-17, 25-22, 25-21).
Canada will play Mexico for fifth place in the tournament tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. EST (1:00 p.m. PST) while the two semi final matches take place afterwards.
5th Place Match
|Canada||vs.||Mexico||1-3 (25-22, 23-25, 18-25, 22-25)|
Semi Final Matches
|Cuba||vs.||USA||0-3 (20-25, 17-25, 13-25)|
|Puerto Rico||vs.||Dominican Republic||0-3 (16-25, 23-25, 22-25)|
More matches, results and (hopefully) live streams after the jump.
Just as with the men last week, it is now time for the Women's NORCECA Continental Cup Championship. The winner of this event will going to the FIVB World Cup in Japan a few months from now in November. This tournament runs from the 12th - 17th of September with three pools of group play beginning tomorrow in Caguas, Puerto Rico.
|Trinidad & Tobago|
Check back to Kill on Two for matches, results and scores.
The Canadian Men's Indoor Volleyball Team is currently down in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico competing in the 2011 Men's NORCECA Continental Championship. They are one of the top 8 teams in the NORCECA region competing in this event that runs from August 29th to September 3rd 2011. The winner of this event will qualify for the FIVB Volleyball World Cup this November in Japan. The World Cup is the first event that is part of the London 2012 Olympic qualification. These eight teams are split up into two pools for pool play before the elimination rounds. Those pools are:
|Trinidad and Tobago|
Match results and brackets for the elimination round after the jump.
Kill on Two is on the road once again. Earlier this week we found ourselves in Hamilton watching the Canadian Women's National Volleyball team in an exhibition game against The Netherlands. Today Alex and I are in Kingston Ontario to watch the Men's National Team play. After defeating Slovakia earlier in the summer, the Canadian Men's Indoor Volleyball Team has one team in between them and a spot in the 2012 FIVB World League. That team is Puerto Rico and Canada will be playing the two game qualification series this weekend at the K Rock Centre in Kingston.
Game 1: Saturday August 20th, 2011. 7:00 p.m. EST
Game 2: Sunday August 21st, 2011. 7:00 p.m. EST
Live video stream after the jump.