Canada improves to 2-0 at volleyball Continental Championship
Canadians blank Puerto Rico for back-to-back victories
Canada's men's volleyball team defeated Puerto Rico 3-0 (25-20, 25-18, 25-21) Wednesday for its second straight win at the 2019 NORCECA Continental Championships.
Nicholas Hoag led Canada with 15 points and Sharone Vernon-Evans had 13. Jason Derocco chipped in with eight points for the Canadians, who opened their tournament Tuesday with a 3-0 win over Mexico.
Maurice Torres led Puerto Rico with 15 points.
The win brings Canada one small step closer to an Olympic berth for next summer's Tokyo Games — the top four teams at the seven-team tournament advance to a zonal qualifier in January.
Canada was supposed to open the tournament against Suriname on Sunday, but that match was cancelled when Suriname withdrew from the event late, taking away a team from the original eight-team event.
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