United States defeat Canada to open second round

SOFIA, Bulgaria, September 21, 2018 – The United States got the better of Canada today at the 2018 FIVB Men’s World Championship 3-1 (25-17, 25-14, 21-25, 25-17) in their opening round pool match. The U.S. continues to power through this edition of the Worlds, going undefeated so far.
Canada started the week as Pool B leaders in Ruse, but losses to powerhouses Brazil and France put the team in the underdog position going into today’s match. Today, Canada was dominated in the first two sets, but came back in the third looking confident and organized. It was short-lived, however, as the U.S. blazed to 7-2 lead in the fourth and didn’t look back.
Matthew Anderson led the U.S. and all scorers with 22 points. Gord Perrin led Canada with 17 points followed by Nick Hoag with 12.

At the end of the second round, that is currently being played in four cities in Italy and Bulgaria, the rankings of the four pools will be drawn up taking into account the points scored by each team from the beginning of the tournament.

The four pool-winning teams of the second stage will access the third stage, together with the top two of the second ranked teams.