Iran hands first defeat to USA

SOFIA, Bulgaria, June 23, 2022 - Iran dealt the United States its first defeat in the FIVB Men's Nations League with a score of 3-0 (25-18, 29-27, 27-25) on Thursday.

Amin Esmaeilnezhad topped the scoring for Iran with 20 points, followed by Milad Ebadipour with 15 and Amirhossein Esfandiar with 13 points, including two blocks and three aces.

Torey DeFalco had 13 points for United States and Kyle Ensing finished with 11 tallies.

Earlier on Thursday, Poland blanked Canada 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-16) behind a balanced attack led by Lukasz Kaczmarek who finished with 13 points.

Karol Klos and Tomasz Fornal each contributed nine points in the victory. Brendan Barnes also had nine points for Canada.