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Canadian men dig deep to beat the USA 3-1 in the Volleyball Nations League

OTTAWA – The Canadian men’s national volleyball team dug deep to beat the United States 3-1 on Saturday in Volleyball Nations League action.

OTTAWA – The Canadian men’s national volleyball team dug deep to beat the United States 3-1 on Saturday in Volleyball Nations League action.

Canada, which has already qualified for the Paris Olympics, defeated the Americans 25-16, 19-25, 26-24, 28-26 to win the best-of-five at TD Place.

Canada improves to 2-1 in the VNL second round after beating Cuba 3-1 on Tuesday and dropping a 3-1 decision to Argentina on Thursday. Canada plays Serbia on Sunday.

Canada led Saturday’s match in attacks (56-49), service aces (8-5) and digs (64-57). Both teams committed 29 unforced errors and the US led in blocks (8-5).

Outside hitter Stephen Maar was Canada’s top scorer with 24 points, while middle blocker Pearson Eshenko added 10.

Outside hitter Thomas Jaeschke led the US with 17 points.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 8, 2024.

The Canadian Press

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