VNL 2023: Under the leadership of Tuomas Sammelvuo, Canada silences Cuba

Volleyball News: A new era is off to a great start for Canada’s men’s national team after beating Cuba in a tiebreaker in their 2023 Volleyball Nations League (VNL) debut.

In a match that took place on Tuesday (06/06), Canada won its first official match under new head coach Tuomas Sammelvuo.

Sparked by thousands of home fans gathered at TD Place in Ottawa, who created a fantastic atmosphere, Canada won in five sets (25-21, 26-28, 25-21, 22-25, 15-13 ), an excellent result to start their 2023 VNL season on the right foot.

It was the team’s first official meeting with Sammelvuo, who was hired at the end of the 2022 season. The former Finnish player coached the team in two friendlies against Brazil last week, when he led his team to a victory and a defeat against strong ones. teams.

Ryan Sclater played a key role in the North American team’s victory, leading the team’s offense by collecting 27 points (22 kills, one ace, four blocks). The 29-year-old also scored the winning point in the tiebreaker.

“We want that fighting spirit to be part of our identity,” Sclater said, as quoted by volleyballworld.

“We always want to keep fighting despite the ups and downs of any game, so that’s great to see. It’s great to see a team that likes to ‘fight,’ that likes to ‘fight’ .Playing at home this week is great.

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