Former Wesmen don Canadian colours in win

Former Wesmen middle blocker Justin Duff (6) goes up for a block in a Pan-American Cup match against Colombia on Wednesday. (FIVB photo)
Former Wesmen middle blocker Justin Duff (6) goes up for a block in a Pan-American Cup match against Colombia on Wednesday. (FIVB photo)

A Canadian volleyball team with a pair of former Wesmen and a U of W head coach is off to a winning start at an international tournament in Mexico.

The Canadian Senior B team, led by Wesmen head coach Larry McKay, defeated Colombia 3-1 (25-19, 23-25, 25-22, 25-22) on Wednesday in its opening match of the men's Pan-American Cup in Vera Cruz, Mexico.

Former Wesmen middle blocker Justin Duff was second among the Canadians with 12 kills on 15 swings, and added a block and an ace.

Logan Brennan, who finished his Wesmen playing days in February, made his first major tournament appearance for the national program and played parts of three sets at libero.

In addition to McKay, Duff and Brennan, the team is being overseen medically by head athletic therapist Ben Trunzo, a longtime Wesmen aide.

The Canadian team is back at it Thursday facing the Dominican Republic in the second of three pool-play matches. Canada will face Brazil in the pool finale on Friday.

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