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Canadian advance to beach volleyball semifinals at Commonwealth Games

April 10, 2018 - 8:12 AM

GOLD COAST, Australia - Both Canadian entries advanced to the semifinals of the Commonwealth Games beach volleyball tournament Tuesday.

Sam Pedlow and Sam Schachter defeated Dimitris Apostolou and Georgios Chrysostomou of Cyprus 21-17, 21-15 and will face New Zealand brothers Ben and Sam O'Dea on Wednesday.

Melissa Humana-Paredes of Toronto and Sarah Pavan of Kitchener, Ont., ranked No. 1 by the FIVB, downed Scotland's Lynne Beattie and Melissa Coutts 21-9, 21-9 in the late quarterfinal at the Coolangatta Beachfront venue in Gold Coast's southernmost suburb.

The Canadian women will play Mariota Angelopoulou and Manolina Konstantinou of Cyprus on Wednesday.

"We don't know much about them at all. We'll need to watch their last match to set our game plan," said Humana-Paredes.

Pedlow a 30-year-old from Barrie, Ont., and Schachter, a 27-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont., are ranked 14th in the world.

"We know them, we train with them a little bit, but we haven't played them," Sam O'Dea said of the Canadians. "It should be fun, a new challenge and we're looking forward to it."

Beach volleyball is making its Commonwealth Games debut on the Gold Coast.

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