Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Undefeated U.S. Downs Canada 3-1 at Men's Volleyball World Championship

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Undefeated U.S. Downs Canada 3-1 at Men's Volleyball World Championship

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U.S. downs Canada 3-1 at volleyball worlds

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SOFIA, Bulgaria - Canada lost its opening second-round game at the men's world volleyball championship 3-1 to the United States on Friday.

Set scores were 25-17, 25-14, 21-25, 25-17.

Canada dropped its third straight match and fell to 3-3 at the tournament. The undefeated U.S. improved to 6-0.

John Gordon Perrin led Canada with 17 points, while Nicholas Hoag added 12.

Matthew Anderson of the United States led all scorers with 22 points.

Canada was dominated in the first two sets, but came back in the third with a much improved set. The momentum swing was short-lived, however, as the U.S. blazed to 7-2 lead in the fourth and didn't look back.

"It was very different than against Brazil or France (round 1 losses), where we had opportunities, and we were sometimes very close and missed our chances," Canada coach Stephane Antiga said. …

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