SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Red Deer’s Chaim Schalk and Ben Saxton of Calgary are a perfect team.
The two hooked up for the first time during the weekend and rolled through the eighth stop on NORCECA (North and Central American and Caribbean) beach volleyball circuit undefeated.
The two posted a 5-0 match record and were 10-0 in sets.
“The key to our success was our consistency,” said Schalk in a release on the Volleyball Canada website.
“We rarely gave up more than two points in a row.
“Our sideouts and block defence were really strong, In a tournament you don’t realize until the end that you’ve just won every match 2-0.”
The pair decided at last year’s national championships to team up for the San Diego tournament.
“We were able to get in some training time before the tournament and we felt ready,” said Schalk, a former member of the RDC Kings.
There are three more stops on the circuit this season.