June 25th, 2024

Canada beats Bulgaria 3-0 in men’s Volleyball Nations League action

By The Canadian Press on May 24, 2024.

Canada's men's volleyball continued its preparations for the Paris Olympics with a 3-0 win over Bulgaria on Friday in Volleyball Nations League action. Canada's Stephen Timothy Maar, left, hits the ball during their game against Italy at the Men's Volleyball Nations League leg in Manila, Philippines, Thursday July 6, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Aaron Favila

ANTALYA, Türkiye – Canada’s men’s volleyball continued its preparations for the Paris Olympics with a 3-0 win over Bulgaria on Friday in Volleyball Nations League action.

Eric Loeppky of Steinbach, Man., had a team-high 14 points as Canada posted set scores of 25-22, 30-28 and 26-24.

Stephen Maar of Aurora, Ont., added 13 points.

Canada improved to 2-1 in VNL play after opening with a 3-1 win over host Turkey on Tuesday before a hard-fought 3-1 loss to top-ranked Poland on Thursday.

The 12th-ranked Canadians next face Slovenia on Saturday before returning home for the next leg of VNL play, starting June 4 against Cuba in Ottawa.

Canada is already qualified for the Paris Games after a second-place finish in the Olympic Qualifier pool last year.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 24, 2024.

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version incorrectly stated that Canada’s next VNL game was June 4 against Cuba. In fact, it is Saturday against Slovenia.

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