Volleyball

Canadian men sweep Japan for 2nd straight victory at Volleyball Nations League

The Canadian men's national volleyball team made it back-to-back wins after defeating Japan in straight sets on Thursday in Volleyball Nations League action in Rimini, Italy.

Canada will next face the Netherlands on Monday

Canada moved up to 12th in the standings following a second consecutive victory, defeating Japan Thursday in Volleyball Nations League action in Rimini, Italy. (@VBallCanada/Twitter)

The Canadian men's national volleyball team made it back-to-back wins after defeating Japan in straight sets, 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-18) on Thursday in Volleyball Nations League action in Rimini, Italy.

A day after beating Germany 3-0 (25-17, 26-24, 25-21), Port Coquitlam, B.C., native Ryan Sclater led the way for Canada against Japan with a game-high 16 points.

Captain Gordon Perrin, from Creston, B.C., added another 14 points, while Aurora, Ont., native Stephen Maar added 11. 

Canada improves to 4-10 with the victory and moves up to 12th in the standings with 13 points, one point behind the host Italians.

WATCH | Canada cruises to 2nd consecutive victory with straight set win over Japan:

Canada defeats Olympic host Japan in Nations League Volleyball

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Canada's men's senior volleyball team extended their winning streak Thursday to two games in a row after a straight sets win over the Olympic host nation of Japan 0-3 (22-25, 23-25,18-25) in Rimini, Italy. 2:57

Next up for the Canadians will be a match against the Netherlands on Monday.

The men's team has already qualified for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, which begins July 23. Nations League is key preparation after a year without competition.

The women's squad resumes action against Italy on Friday at 1 p.m. 

CBC Sports will be live streaming complete coverage of Canada's matches in the VNL.

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