#CBC: « Canada outlasts China in historic 5-set thriller at volleyball worlds » #Toronto #Montreal #Calgary #Ottawa #Canada


Canada’s males made historical past on the world volleyball championships in Bulgaria, however a resilient Chinese outfit did not make it straightforward for them.

Down 2-Zero in units in Saturday’s Pool B match, China rallied to pressure a fifth and deciding set that contained its’ personal share of drama.

The Canadians fought again from a 16-12 deficit and twice didn’t construct on a pair of two-point benefits late earlier than salvaging a 25-23 victory.

It is the primary time Canada has began with three consecutive wins at worlds; they swept the Netherlands in Wednesday’s opener and Egypt on Thursday.

Gord Perrin of Creston, B.C., topped Canada with 26 factors whereas Sharone Vernon-Evans of Scarborough, Ont., added 14.

The Canadian males almost recorded three straight-set victories in a row for the second time at worlds after doing so in 2014 towards Egypt, Mexico and China.

The Canadians have now cut up 4 conferences with China at worlds, dropping the primary two in straight units, in 1974 (Tijuana, Mexico) and 1982 (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and successful in straight units in Gdansk, Poland in 2014.

Canada returns to motion Monday towards Brazil.

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