Mac grad helps Canada to world volleyball bronze
— McMaster grad Stephen Maar and his Canadian volleyball team won the FIVB World League bronze on Saturday with a four-set victory over the United States.
The Canadians dropped the first set before taking three straight (18-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-21).
Captain John Gordon Perrin led the way with 13 points for Canada, while Sharone Vernon-Evans and Graham Vigrass chipped in with 12 points apiece. Maar finished the tournament as Canada’s second-leading scorer with 74 kills and he was the top Canadian in kill percentage.
“I’m excited to see where we can go from here. I hope we can continue to grow,” said Perrin.
Head coach Stephane Antiga added: “We didn’t start well, we made a lot a mistakes, we really weren’t ready. I really appreciated the direction of my players and then everyone participated in this victory.”
Canada finished 13th at last year’s tournament.