Argentina beats Canada at home 

OTTAWA, Canada, June 06, 2024.- In front of a home crowd in Ottawa at the Arena at TD Place, Canada fell to Argentina on Thursday in Volleyball Nations League week 2 play in four sets 1-3 (18-25, 25-22, 21-25, 20-25).

Opposite Arthur Szwarc was Canada’s top scorer with 14 points, equaled by the winning side’s Luciano Palonsky (14 points).

Tuomas Sammelvuo, Canada’s head coach, said: “We didn’t play good volleyball, very simply. Technically and tactically, we didn’t show up well for the match tonight. Argentina is a completely different team than Cuba (which Canada beat on Tuesday night). They have a very high-speed offense. Basically, we just must play better volleyball.”

Canada led in attack points – 53-51. Argentina led in blocking 11-6 and serves 5-2 and Canada made more errors (30-23).

Canada has qualified for Paris 2024, while Argentina is still aiming for a spot in the Games via the World Rankings. Canada plays USA on Saturday, followed by Serbia on Sunday.