Canada nabs first 2018 Volleyball Nations League win!

Canada picks up its first 2018 Volleyball Nations League Victory

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Volleyball Nations League Team Canada .Photo by FIVB

In its second Volleyball Nations League match of the season, team Canada beat Korea in 3-0 (25-20, 25-17, 25-19), putting yesterday’s loss to Russia in the rear-view mirror, and now focusing on a battle with Poland tomorrow.

Stephen Maar topped scoring for Canada with 12 points, and middle blocker Graham Vigrass (11 points) and opposite Bradley Gunter (eight points) were also impressive. Canada earned eight points from blocks compared with just one from Korea.

“It was a nice victory today,” said Canada’s head coach Stephane Antiga, previously the coach of Poland’s national squad.  “We played a serious game and we didn’t make as many mistakes in our serves and we received well. It was a logical win.”

Jiseok Jung with 11 points was the stand-out performer for Korea despite the many errors on his team’s side. And although Korea tried to mount a comeback in the third set when they tied the set at 14, they were outclassed by Canada in the end.

Canada plays the home-crowd favourites, Poland, tomorrow at 16:00h local, 10 am Eastern time.

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