Poland overcomes Canada to win 3-2

RIMINI, Italy, June 6, 2021 – Poland claimed a come-from-behind 3-2 (22-25, 21-25, 25-21, 25-17, 15-7) victory over Canada in the opening day of the third week at the FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League on Sunday.

The Polish outscored the Canadians in blocks (16-14) and aces (8-5) while committing 17 errors to 27 by the defeated side. The North Americans held the advantage in attacks (59-57).

Poland now has a 4-3 win-loss record, while Canada dropped to 2-5.

Malwina Smarzek was the best scorer for the Polish squad with 23 points and Martyna Lukasic contributed 17 points in the victory. Zuzanna Efimienko-Mlotkowska finished with 10 points while Alagierska Klaudia and Zuzanna Gorecka each had 9 for the winners.

Kiera Van Ryk led Canada with a match-high 28 points, Emily Maglio and Andrea Mitrovic each had 13 points and Hillary Howe added 11 tallies.