United States win North American Derby
OTTAWA, Canada, June 10, 2018 - Benjamin Patch got into the
groove to help the USA win the North American derby with Canada
and continue their dance towards the VNL finals with a 3-1
victory (23-26, 25-13, 25-19, 25-20).
Patch scored 18 points and produced a serving masterclass as the
US notched their seventh win from nine to head into week four in
Canada needed to bounce straight back after Saturday’s defeat to
Germany and knew a win over their North American friends would
see them leapfrog Speraw’s side who have endured a mixed stay in
But they were out blocked by the Americans 14-3 with Matthew
Anderson scoring 15 vital points while Maxwell Holt weighed in
with five blocks and 10 spikes.
Stephen Marr was again a threat for Stephane Antiga’s side,
bagging 11 spikes and three aces as Nicholas Hoag and Graham
Vigrass also contributed well.