Taryq Sani drives Canada one step closer to last eight


Canada's players celebrate a winning rally

Brno, Czech Republic, June 24, 2017 – Tariq Sani was the main contributor to Canada’s 3-0 (25-23, 25-16, 25-23) shutout of Morocco on the second competition day in Pool A of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship in Brno. This was the second win for the North Americans getting them very close to a spot among the best eight teams in the tournament.

Sani was the best scorer of the match with 20 points. Youssef Aatata was Morocco’s top scorer with 11 points, while his teammate Saad Marchoud shone in blocking with four stuffs.

Morocco wasted a comfortable lead they had through a big part of the first set to allow Canada back into the game and to a 25-23 win. With Tariq Sani on fire in attack, Canada had complete control of the scoreboard during the second set and closed it off at 25-16. Sani’s prolific spiking continued in set 3, but now Youssef Aatata was also very efficient in offense after he came back into play. Towards the end of the set the Africans almost caught up, but the North Americans managed to score for 25-23 to close the match.


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