GATINEAU, August 11, 2022: Host team Canada won in the tie-break over Brazil to top Group B today at the Slush Puppie Centre in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada.
It was an even contest until the fifth set: the scores were 22-25, 25-20, 21-25,25-20, 15-7. Canada, with two wins and a loss, advances directly to the semi-finals on Saturday.
Canada led in attack points (57-38) as well as in service points (11-8) and made the most of the young Brazilian team’s errors. Brazil was the better blocking team in this match with 10 to Canada’s eight points.
Jordan Canham was top scorer for Canada with 15 points, followed by teammate Brodie Hofer who contributed 14 to the score card.
Lukas Felipe Bergmann led Brazil’s efforts with 17 points.
The tournament, which will decide a berth to the Pan American Games, now moves in the playoff phase.