USA overcome scary time against Canada


HIROSHIMA, Japan, October 11, 2019 – The USA came out on top in five sets 3-2 (21-25, 25-11, 20-25, 25-19, 15-13) despite a determined Canadian squad today at the FIVB World Cup in Japan.

Matt Anderson led the U.S. and all scorers with 20 points. Nick Hoag was Canada’s top scorer with 18 points; Dan Jansen Vandoorn contributed 16 points, including nine successful blocks.
"A disappointing loss; whenever you have a chance to beat the U.S., it’s a great opportunity," said coach Dan Lewis.

U.S. men’s Head Coach John Speraw knew Canada could cause problems for the United States.

“We were coming off a tough loss to Brazil,” Speraw said. “I was concerned about this game… We had to gut it out. Canada served well. We were not as efficient in our passing tonight."