OSAKA, Japan, July 8, 2022 – Japan defeated Canada 3-1 (25-20, 25-16, 22-25, 25-20) while improving to 8-2 win-loss record at the FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League.
Yuki Ishikawa was the top scorer for Japan with 19 points, including 4 aces, followed by Yuji Nishida with 18. Taishi Onodera added 10 points in the victory.
Canada’s Stephen Timothy Maar registered 20 points in the losing cause while Brodie Hofer and Mathias Elser each had 10 points.
Japan took advantage of 31 unforced errors by Canada. In the other scoring categories, the stats were very similar with Japan leading in blocks 5-4 and Canada in serves 8-7.
OSAKA, Japan, July 7, 2022 – The United States outplayed France 3-2 (15-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-14, 15-8) improving its win-loss record to 8-2 at the FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League.
Aaron Russell and Torey Defalco scored 18 and 15 points, respectively, for the United States, and Kyle Ensing added 12 in the victory.
Earvin Ngapeth led France with 19 points, followed by Stephen Boyer and Barthelemy Chinanyese with 14 and 12.
Also in Osaka, Brazil swept Canada 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-16) behind Yoandy Leal’s 15 points followed by Darlan Ferreira with 12.
Canada’s Brodie Hofer and Eric Loeppky finished with 13 and 11 points.
CALGARY, Canada, June 29, 2022 – Canada scored an upset victory over Turkey to start at home the third and final week of the FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League.
Despite giving away 31 points via unforced errors, the home girls took the victory in four sets 3-1 (25-22, 21-25, 25-22, 25-23). Canada improved to 4-5 in the standings while Turkey fell to 5-4.
The Canadians held a slight advantage in attacks 54-51 and serves 6-5 but overwhelmed their opponents in blocks 14-4.
Alexa Gray and Kiera Van Ryk led Canada with 22 and 20 points while Hillary Howe added 14 in the victory.
Ebrar Karakurt led all the players in the match with 23 points for the losers. Zehra Gunes also reached double figures with 15 points.