June 23rd, 2024

Canada falls 3-1 to top-ranked Poland in men’s Volleyball Nations League action

By The Canadian Press on May 23, 2024.

Canada fell 3-1 to top-ranked Poland on Thursday in men's Volleyball Nations League action. Stephen Maar, left, shown in this July 6, 2023 file photo, paced the attack with 20 points. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Aaron Favila

ANTALYA, Türkiye – Canada fell 3-1 to top-ranked Poland on Thursday in men’s Volleyball Nations League action.

Canada started strong and took the first set 25-18 before Poland rebounded and took the next three 25-20, 25-23 and 25-21.

Polish outside hitter Bartosz Bednorz was match top scorer with 19 points.

Eric Loeppky led Canada with 15 points.

Canada is now 1-1 in VNL play after opening with a 3-1 win over Turkey on Tuesday.

Canada next plays Bulgaria on Friday,

The 12th-ranked Canadians have already qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics after a second-place performance in the Olympic Qualifier pool last year.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 23, 2024.

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