Canada and USA to play for bronze at World League
CURTIBA, Brazil, July 7, 2017 – Canada will play United States
for the bronze medal of FIVB World League following defeats to
France and Brazil, respectively, on Friday night.
France advanced to the gold medal match after defeating Canada
3-1 (25-19, 22-25, 25-19, 25-21). Hosts Brazil defeated United
States 3-1 (25-20, 23-25, 25-20, 25-19).
French superstar Earvin Ngapeth
was in top form with a 24-point game, including four aces,
sending his team to the final match against Brazil tomorrow.
Canada's captain, Gordon Perrin, was the team’s top scorer, with
15 points, followed by Sharone Vernon-Evans and Graham Vigrass
with 14 each.
Wallace De Souza and Lucas Saatkamp led Braziil with 18 and 13
Behind Wallace and Lucas, wing-spiker Mauricio Silva was highly
efficient and contributed with 12 points. However, the game’s
top scorer was in USA side was Taylor Sander who collected 20
points, but those weren’t enough for the upset. Thomas Jaeschke
added 12 for the losing side.