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Canadian beach volleyball teams going for gold at Commonwealth Games

Canada's beach volleyball teams will go for gold at the Commonwealth Games. Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan downed Mariota Angelopoulou and Manolina Konstantinou of Cyprus in semifinal action Wednesday while Sam Pedlow and Sam Schachter defeated New Zealand brothers Ben and Sam O'Dea.

Men's, women's duos enjoying success in sport's debut

Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes defeated Mariota Angelopoulou and Manolina Konstantinou of Cyprus 21-7, 21-12 on Wednesday and will represent Canada in the women's beach volleyball final at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. (Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Canada's men's and women's beach volleyball teams will go for gold at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. 

Melissa Humana-Paredes of Toronto and Sarah Pavan of Kitchener, Ont., downed Mariota Angelopoulou and Manolina Konstantinou of Cyprus 21-7, 21-12 in semifinal action Wednesday while Sam Pedlow of Barrie, Ont., and Sam Schachter of Richmond Hill, Ont., defeated New Zealand brothers Ben and Sam O'Dea 21-19, 21-15.

Match Wrap: Canada advances to women's volleyball final

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The pair of Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes continued their strong play, beating Mariota Angelopoulou and Manolina Konstantinou of Cyrpus in straight sets to move onto the women's volleyball finals 1:05

Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan, ranked No. 1 in the world by the FIVB, will face either Australia's Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy or Vanuatu's Miller Pata and Linline Matauatu in Thursday's final at the Coolangatta Beachfront venue in Gold Coast's southernmost suburb.

Match Wrap: Canada to play for men's beach volleyball gold

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The duo of Sam Pedlow and Sam Schachter beat New Zealand brothers Sam and Ben O'Dea in straight sets, setting up a meeting with Australia in the beach volleyball finals 1:37

Pedlow and Schachter, ranked 14th in the world, will take on Australia's Christopher McHugh and Damien Schumann, ranked 20th.

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

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