Russia wins battle with Canada

RIMINI, Italy, June 10, 2021 – Russia defeated Canada 3-1 (25-18, 25-18, 23-25, 25-23) in a men’s match of the FIVB Nations League that lasted 2 hours and 10 minutes on Thursday.

En route to the victory, the Russians established a wide difference in attacks (51-44) and blocks (15-5). The Canadians led in serves (7-6) and made 26 unforced errors to 28 by the winners.

Four Russian players reached double digits in the scoring sheets led by Maxim Mikhaylov with 22 points followed by Dmitry Volkov with 18. Artem Volvich and Ilia Vlasov chipped in with 13 and 10, respectively.

Sharone Vernon-Evans led Canada with 15 points and next was Nicholas Hoag with 13. Arthur Szwarc and Eric Loeppky added 11 and 10 in the losing effort.