Sports Last-place Thailand hands Canadian women 2nd straight sweep in Volleyball Nations League
Canada pulls off straight-sets victory over Bulgaria at Volleyball Nations League
The Canadian men’s volleyball team claimed its second victory in Nations League action with a 3-0 (28-26, 25-23, 25-16) win over Bulgaria on Friday. Canada entered the match coming off two consecutive 1-3 defeats to Iran and Brazil, its last win being a straight-sets triumph over Argentina on Saturday. The resilient Canadians led their opponent after tough two sets. Though Bulgaria made an effort to stay alive, the Canadians dominated the third to clinch the win. Canada out-blocked Bulgaria 10-4, but still committed 19 errors to the other squad's 18.
Canada lost its fourth consecutive women's volleyball match and second in a row by sweep, falling 25-16, 25-17, 25-17 to last-place Thailand on Saturday in Rimini, Italy.
Thailand dominated the one-hour 40-minute Volleyball Nations League match from the outset on the way to its second victory in 14 matches while Canada, which saw its record drop to 3-11, continues to be plagued by poor service reception and struggles at the service line.
Malika Kanthong and Pleumjit topped Thailand with 16 and 13 points, respectively. Canada was led by middle blocker Emily Maglio with nine points, followed by outside hitter Hilary Howe with nine.
Canada will finish the 15-match preliminary round and its tournament on Sunday (CBCSports.ca, 1:30 p.m. ET). The top four of 16 teams advance to the semifinals.
Canadian men collect 4th straight victory at Volleyball Nations League .
The Canadian men's team added a fourth victory in a row by sweeping Australia 3-0 in sets at the Volleyball Nations League action Tuesday in Rimini, Italy.The Canucks improve to a 6-8 record, climbing to ninth in the standings, while Australia dropped to 1-13.