Canada's Men Claims Bronze in World League

Monday, July 10, 2017


Curitiba, Brazil, July 8, 2017 – Canada brings home the FIVB Volleyball World League Group 1 bronze medal - its highest achievement in the history of the tournament - after coming from behind for a 3-1 (18-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-21) win over the United States on Saturday evening.
Team Captain Gord Perrin led Canada with 13 points, but he wasn’t alone as several of his teammates had similar numbers - Sharone Vernon-Evans and Graham Vigrass contributed 12 points each, and Ryley Barnes entered the match after the first set and logged 10 points. The U.S. had the two most prolific scorers of the match as Taylor Sander and David Smith gathered 14 points apiece, followed by the 12 from both Thomas Jaeschke and Benjamin Patch.

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