Mauricio and Serginho savour the win over Canada that sees Brazil stay undefeated at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 9, 2016 - Hosts Brazil faltered a bit at the start of the game, but thundered past Canada 3-1 (24-26, 25-18, 25-22, 25-17) for their second win in as many matches as day 2 of men's pool play wrapped up at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games before another sellout crowd at the Maracanazinho.
Brazil join Italy as the only two undefeated teams of Pool A, as Canada drop to 1-1 after two rounds.
Brazil led throughout the first set and blew two set balls at 24-22, as Canada rallied for four straight points with Rudy Verhoeff pressing from the service line.
But Mauricio Silva with 16 points, Ricardo Lucarelli with 15 and Wallace Souza with 14 all stepped up to turn the game around as Brazil outplayed Canada in all scoring and non-scoring skills. John Gordon Perrin was Canada's best scorer with 15 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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