Canada Takes World League Bronze
CURITIBA, Brazil, July 8, 2017 - Canada defeated USA 3-1 (18-25,
25-20, 25-22, 25-21) to collect an unforgettable 2017 FIVB
Volleyball World League bronze medal in the final day of action
in Curitiba, Brazil on Saturday.
France overcame Brazil 3-2 (21-25, 25-15, 25-23, 19-25, 15-13)
to become the new FIVB Volleyball World League champion at the
closure of the 2017 edition, on Saturday in Curitiba, Brazil.
With 13 points of John Gordon Perrin, Canada wrapped up a
marvelous FIVB Volleyball World League campaign. Captain Perrin
wasn’t alone for Canada as several players had similar numbers -
Sharone Vernon-Evans and Graham Vigrass completed 12 points each
and reserve player Ryley Barnes had a key entrance with 10
USA had the two most prolific scorers of the match as Taylor
Sander and David Smith gathered 14 points apiece, followed by
the 12 of both Thomas Jaeschke and Benjamin Patch.
Canada's next challenge will be
the NORCECA Continental Championship, from September 24 to
October 2, in Colorado Springs, USA. The top five teams of the
tournament will qualify to the 2018 FIVB World Championship.