Roque and his teammates celebrate during the match against Canada
Brno, Czech Republic, June 27, 2017 – Felipe Moreira Roque
was the main contributor to Brazil
’s 3-1 (25-15, 19-25, 25-23, 25-16) victory over Canada
to wrap up the first competition day in Pool F of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship in Brno.
Canada’s Taryq Sani
hammered out 22 points to top the scorers’ chart of the match. Another Canadian, Fynnian Lionel Mccarthy
, was responsible for four of his team’s 11 kill blocks, while Roque was the best scorer of the winning team with 19 points.
Far too many unforced errors cost Canada the first set – 25-15 to Brazil. In the second set Mccarthy showed off his blocking skills to help level the match after a 25-19 win. Despite some prolific spiking by Sani, the Brazilian offence was much better balanced and spread out and put the South Americans ahead again – 25-23. Brazil was well in control of the fourth set and, with Roque spiking away one point after another, cruised comfortably to a 25-16 close, shaped up by Roque himself with a powerful hit for the last point.