Canada tops Japan in VNL

RIMINI, Italy, June 17, 2021 – Canada swept Japan 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-18) in a men’s volleyball match of the FIVB Nations League.

The Canadians outplayed their opponents at the net and from the service line, building up advantages of 6-2 in blocks and 7-1 in aces. Both teams made 18 unforced errors while the winners led in attacks 44-42.

Joseph Sclater led Canada with 16 points, John Gordon-Perrin added 14, and Timothy Maar and Arthur Szwarc each chartered 11 points for Canada.

Yuki Ishikawa and Kunihiro Shimizu finished with 12 and 11 points, respectively, for Japan.