Canadian beach volleyball duo Taylor Pischke and Melissa Humana-Paredes

June 1,2014(ISN) – MANZANILLO, Mexico – Melissa Humana-Paredes of Toronto and Taylor Pischke of
Winnipeg won the gold medal Sunday in women’s competition at the fourth stop on the
NORCECA beach volleyball circuit.


The Canadians defeated Allison Daley and Kendra Vanzwieten of the U.S. 21-18,

15-21, 15-13 in the final. Humana-Paredes and Pischke won a silver on the circuit
earlier this season.

“It feels incredible,” said Pischke. ”The three set win was huge. I think the
crowd really enjoyed everything. We played very well to get the win.”

Claudia Séguin of Saint-Pascal Baylon, Ont. and Brandie Wilkerson of Toronto, lost
to Humana-Paredes and Taylor in the quarterfinals on Saturday.

On the men’s side, Josh Binstock and Samuel Schachter of Toronto earned the bronze
medal. Simon Fecteau-Boutin (Lévis, QC) and James Battiston (Malton, ON) were
eliminated in the quarterfinals.