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Canada improves to 5-2 in VNL


OTTAWA, Canada, June 8, 2018 - Stephen Marr was Canada’s hero as Australia were seen off 3-0 (25-19, 26-24, 25-19) to keep alive their VNL glory push. 


This win for Stephane Antiga’s men - their fifth from the first seven games - was thoroughly deserved even if the battling Aussies kept believing right until the bitter end. 


And it was wing spiker Marr, who plays his club volleyball in Italy, who was the star performer and remains Canada’s top scorer. 


He weighed in with 18 points (16 spikes and two blocks) while Jason Derocco was the other main man with 15 spikes, a block and an ace as they soared to fourth in the table and into the mix for a place in the finals. 


For Australia, however, this was another hard night at the office.

A record of just one win from seven sees Mark Lebedew's side languishing near the bottom of the standings though no-one can deny the heart and effort on show in front of a partisan Canadian crowd. 


Paul Carroll, who finished with a creditable 15 points while Paul Sanderson (10 points ) and Nehemiah Mote (nine points) all contributed.