Canada triple block by Gavin Schmitt, Daniel Cornelius Jansen Vandoorn and Nicholas Hoag stops Mexico's Jorge Barajas at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 13, 2016 - Canada swept Mexico 3-0 (25-20, 25-13, 25-22) in men's volleyball at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, which means at least three (and maybe four) Pool A teams will be tied at 2 wins and 6 points each at the end of the fourth round, later on Saturday night.
The result increases anticipation in who will join Mexico in going home after the end of pool play from the so-called 'pool of death'.
After going down with little resistance in the first two, Mexico tried to react in the third set and even enjoyed an early lead by as many as four points at 5-9. But Canada were clearly the dominant side and pulled together to get the full points they needed, as they totally outperformed Mexico in absolutely every skill.
Canada reached match ball with three to spare at 24-21, and although Mexico pulled back a point on a kill by Nestor Orellana, the same player immediately brought the game to an end on a service error.
Graham Vigrass emerged top scorer of the game with 15 points for Canada, as John Gordon Perrin and Gavin Schmitt added another 11 each. Captain Carlos Guerra was Mexico's best scorer on 12 points.Quick links - Volleyball:Rio 2016 Olympic Games - VolleyballRio 2016 Olympic Games - Volleyball scheduleRio 2016 Olympic Games - Volleyball - Teams - MenRio 2016 Olympic Games - Volleyball - Teams - Women
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