Five teams bag second wins at Commonwealth Games
Canada's Sam Pedlow and Sam Schachter are one of four men's teams that secured their quarterfinal spots at the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Australia's Gold Coast.
In the women's event, home hopefuls Taliqua Clancy / Mariafe Artacho del Solar are the only side to go 2-0 after two days of play. They once again captivated the sellout crowd at Coolangatta Beach as they downed Grenada's Thornia Williams / Renisha Stafford 2-0 (21-2, 21-11) in 25 minutes to retain a perfect record.
In Pool B, Pedlow / Schachter shut out Sri Lanka's Asanka Pradeep / Sashimal Yapa 2-0 (21-11, 21-5) in 32 minutes, while Brodzki / Cook rallied from a set down to beat Sierra Leone's Patrick Lombi / Abubakar Kamara 2-1 (19-21, 21-18, 15-12) in 58 minutes.
And in Pool C the O'Dea brothers edged Delcio Soares / Carlos Acacio 2-1 (19-21, 21-9, 15-11) in 46 minutes. It was the second tie-break in as many matches for the Kiwis, who once again had to fight back from a set down, as on the opening day. In other Pool C action Gregory / Sheaf outplayed Jimmy Apostolou / Girogos Chrysostomou of Cyprus 2-0 (21-17, 21-7) in 39 minutes.
Each of the men's and women's events includes twelve teams in three pools of four for the first phase. The top two of each pool and the best two of the third-ranked teams advance to the quarterfinals on April 10, which are followed by semifinals on April 11 and the medals matches on April 12.
Get full results, statistics, schedules and more on the official Gold Coast 2018 website.
The beach volleyball at Gold Coast continues on Sunday with nine more matches across three sessions.
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