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
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