Beach-Volleyball

Canada's women's beach volleyball team moves on to semis

Canada's women's beach volleyball team advanced to the semifinals at the Pan Am Games by defeating Costa Rica in straight sets on Saturday night.

Pischke, Humana-Paredes extend dominance into knockout stage

Canada's Taylor Pischke and teammate Melissa Humana-Paredes beat Puerto Rico to advance to the semifinals in women's beach volleyball at the Pan Am Games. ((Bernard Weil/Getty Images))

Canada's women's beach volleyball team advanced to the semifinals at the Pan Am Games by defeating Costa Rica in straight sets on Saturday night. 

Toronto's Melissa Humana-Paredes and Winnipeg's Taylor Pischke have not lost a set in their four matches.

They bested Natalia Alfaro and Karen Cope with a 21-12 first-set win, followed by a 21-12 victory to end the quarter-final match.

Canada's dominant pair will face Cuba in Sunday's semifinal. 

​Earlier Saturday, Canada's top-seeded men's team was eliminated in the quarter-finals by Mexico. 

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