Canada outplay Egypt 3-0 for second victory in Pool C


Canada took their second victory against Egypt in Pool C of the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship

Gdansk, Poland, September 5, 2014 – Canada crushed Egypt in straight sets (25-14, 25-19, 25-22), with another gallant effort on scoring from their star Gavin Schmitt, in Pool C of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship at the Ergo Arena on Friday. 

Key Points 

• Gavin Schmitt had another good scoring game with 17 points. 

• The Canadians overwhelmed the Egyptians in block 9-2 and service aces 8-3. 

• Canada have now won two of their three matches in the first round. 

• Egypt are still winless in the competition.Canada easily cruised after their 8-4 lead at the first technical timeout. 

John Gordon Perrin and Gavin Schmitt blasted astonishing serves which kept Egypt struggling on defence. As the Canadians expanded the gap further to 20-12, Egypt lost their concentration on the game. Schmitt and Nicholas Hoag took over to help finish off the set and a defensive error from Egypt secured Canada with the 25-14 win in the first set. 

Egypt tried to fight aggressively during the start of the second set but committed errors afterwards to give the Canadians the upper hand 8-5. Egypt tried to score from the middle led by Mohamed Elhalim but his team-mates continued committing errors that gave the Canadians a bigger advantage 16-10. Egypt lost their momentum, while the Canadian counter-attack sealed the deal in the second set. A service error by Egypt clinched the set in favour of Canada 25-19. 

Both teams played relentlessly to bring the score into deadlocks at 9-all and 12-all. Egypt broke loose as captain Saleh Youssef led their attack, then an effective serve by Hossam Abdalla gave the lead to Egypt at 16-15. The score was tied at 21-all but a service ace in the 3-1 run by Canada ended the set and match 25-22.


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