09/27/2013 02:53 EDT | Updated 11/26/2013 05:12 EST

Canada to face Cuba in semifinals at NORCECA volleyball tournament

LANGLEY, B.C. - Canada is two wins away from claiming its first ever gold at NORCECA volleyball tournament, and will face Cuba in one of the semifinal matches on Friday.

Canada's men's team will be well rested after having the day off, while Cuba advanced while going the distance in beating the Dominican Republic 3-2 (25-21, 21-25, 23-25, 25-16, 15-12) on Thursday.

Puerto Rico had a surprisingly easy time with its quarter-final, earning a date with the top-seeded United States after beating Mexico 3-0 (25-17, 25-17, 25-22).