Canada falters in loss to U.S. at men's Volleyball Nations League opener
Canadians scheduled to play twice more on weekend vs. No. 6 Argentina, No. 1 Brazil
The Canadian men's volleyball team lost 3-0 (25-17, 26-24, 25-20) to the U.S. in its opening game at the 2021 Nations League on Friday.
Stephen Timothy Maar led 11th-ranked Canada with eight points, while Gordin Perrin had six against the third-ranked Americans.
The Canadian men's and women's squads will each play a 15-match preliminary round until June 23.
The top four countries advance to the semifinals and finals.
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With files from CBC Sports