USA and Canada win at Hiroshima


Hiroshima, Japan, October 9, 2019 – Aaron Russell scored a match-high 18 points as the United States defeated Iran 3-1 (25-18, 22-25, 25-18, 25-12) at the FIVB Men’s World Cup on Tuesday. 


USA captain Micah Christenson: "We are very happy with the win. Iran plays a unique and fast and beautiful style of volleyball. We were strong in the first set. In the third and fourth sets we responded with efforts plays and our service was better.


Also in Hiroshima, Sharone Vernon-Evans scored 23 points as Canada beat Tunisia 3-2 (20-25, 25-20, 27-29, 25-20, 15-12) on Wednesday.


Canada player Sharone Vernon-Evans: “We’re just happy that we came out and won it in five sets. Everyone can play on our team. We need guys to step up and play well. My job is to score any way that I can."