France's Earvin Ngapeth scored a match-high 21 points to lead the convincing win over Canada
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 11, 2016 – France beat Canada in straight sets 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-19) to move closer to a quarterfinal spot in the men’s volleyball tournament at Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
It was the second victory in a row for the French side after losing to Italy in opening day, while Canada lost for second straight time after winning against the United States in day one.
France was superior to Canada in all the scoring categories with advantages of 42-36 in attacks, 7-1 in blocks, and 5-0 in service winners. The French side made 15 unforced errors to 24 by the Canadian team.
Earvin Ngapeth starred for France with 21 points, including three aces and two blocks, and Antonin Rouzier contributed 13 points in the victory.
Nicholas Hoag had 11 points as the top Canadian offensive player, followed by Gavin Schmitt with 9 tallies.
France led from start to finish in the first set establishing a six-point advantage at 18-12 they maintained until the end.
The squad of Laurent Tillie took the driver seat early in the second set with a 7-1 lead and the third set took the same road.
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