Adam Kocian led United Volleys Frankfurt to a win over Rotternburg.
United Volleys made quick work of Shakhtior Soligorsk to open the Champions League.
Canadian men’s head coach Stephane Antiga (above) will try to lift his team to another new-height at this year’s World Championship.
19-year old high-flying opposite Sharone Vernon-Evans will see his first court time since undergoing surgery earlier this year in the Memorial of Hubert Jerzy Wagner.
Canada opted not to play many of its starters and came up just short in a five-setter against first place France, which won its sixth straight VNL match. Thirty-three errors proved to be too much to overcome as Brazil fought valiantly before falling to Bulgaria in five sets for the team’s third-straight loss in Varna.
The United States have seemingly righted the ship and will take a two-match win streak into its three-match homestand in Hoffman Estates, Illinois next week, thanks to a four-set win over NORCECA foes Canada in Ottawa on Sunday.
Stephen Maar and Jason Derocco led the way as Canada edged past Australia in an all-around effort to please the home crowd in Ottawa.
Canada saved its best for Ottawa
Ryan Sclater and Stephen Maar turned in double-digit point tallies to lift Canada to its third straight VNL victory, while the home crowd finally left happy as the Argentines bested Italy in every way in a surprise sweep on Sunday to close out a three-match homestand.
Canadian coach Stephane Antiga will lead Canada into their encore season after last summer’s World League breakthrough.