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Canada defeats Germany in men's volleyball Nations League

Canada edged Germany in five sets on Saturday for its fourth straight win in FIVB volleyball Nations League action.

Canadian side takes match in 5 sets for 4th straight win

Canada earned its fourth straight win in the FIVB men's volleyball Nations League on Saturday in Ottawa. (Twitter/@VBallCanada)

Canada edged Germany in five sets on Saturday for its fourth straight win in FIVB volleyball Nations League action.

Canada needed more than 2 1/2 hours to beat the Germans, taking the match: 23-25, 29-27, 25-18, 23-25, 15-12 at TD Place.

Sharone Vernon-Evans led the Canadians with 24 points and Nicholas Hoag contributed 18.

"We figured the match would be close. Germany is a strong team, they have big middle blockers so it's difficult to spike against them," said Canadian coach Glenn Hoag. "We stuck with it, we had a bad couple first sets but it was a really good team win so we're happy."

Canada is aiming for five straight wins on Sunday against Serbia.

WATCH | Canada vs. Germany:

The world's best compete in Ottawa at the Volleyball Nations League. 2:47:32

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