Canada and USA improve to 2-0 at Men’s WCH

RUSE, Bulgaria, September 13, 2018 - Nicholas Hoag recorded 24 points and John Gordon Perrin added 18 as Canada outscored Egypt 3-0 (27-25, 30-28, 25-19) improving to a 2-0 win-loss record in Pool B of the FIVB Men’s Volleyball World Championship on Thursday.

Ahmed Shafik and Hisham Ewais had 17 and 10 points in the losing cause.

In Bari, Italy, the United States edged Australia 3-2 (25-23, 25-20, 22-25, 23-25, 15-10) in Pool C. It was the second straight five-set victory for the American side.

Matt Anderson led the winners with 20 points followed by Taylor Sander and Aaron Russell with 16 and 14, respectively. Lincoln Williams had 21 for Australia and Max Staples was next with 14.

Puerto Rico dropped to 0-2 in Pool D in Varna as Poland stormed past the Caribbean side in straight sets 3-0 (25-14, 25-1, 25-15). The Poles overwhelmed their opponents in services aces 11-0 and 10-3 in blocks. 

Aleksander Sliwa and Mateusz Bieniek each had 12 points for Poland, followed by Jakub Kochanowsi with 11. For Puerto Rico, Mauricio Torres was the top contributor with just 8 tallies.

In Pool A in Florence, Japan subdued the Dominican Republic in straight sets 3-0 (25-20, 25-16, 25-16). The Dominicans fell to a 0-2 mark.

Yuki Ishihawa had 18 points for Japan followed by Masahiro Yanagida with 14. Henry Lopez was the best scorer for the Dominican side with 14 points.