Mac grad helps Canada to world vol­ley­ball bronze

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

— 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.

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