Canada came out strong, winning the first set by six points. Portugal started the second set determined to build momentum, but Canada responded by winning by six points once again. The confidence of the bigger Canadian team shone through in the third set, as they held the lead throughout to win by seven.
Gavin Schmitt led Canada‘s offence with 14 points, which included 10 kill spikes, 13 service aces and a block.
Glenn Hoag, Canadian coach, said: “I really enjoyed the fact that we were able to put more pressure than we did on Holland last week with our serving…. So we hope to repeat this performance tomorrow, that’s the important thing.“
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