China loses to Canada in men's volleyball Olympic Qualification

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Canada edged China 24-26, 25-21, 25-17, 23-25 and 17-15 in a men's Pool F match at the FIVB Volleyball Olympic Qualification in Ningbo, China on Saturday.

Liu Libin and Nicholas Hoag contributed 20 points each for China and Canada.

China shook off a sluggish start after the technical time out, rallying from 3-8 to win the first set 26-24.

Canada regained momentum and fired thunderous spikes to take the following two sets 25-21, 25-17, as China was also mired by their own errors.

In the fourth set, China took the lead for the majority of time. After Canada tied the score 20-all, Jiang Chuan rose to the occasion with ferocious attacks and forced for a decider where China wasted the match point at 14-13 and the Canadians walked off as winners 17-15.

Earlier on Saturday, Argentina defeated Finland 25-17, 25-18, 21-25, 26-24 for their second win to lead Pool F. China and Canada, both with a 1-1 record, sits second and third.

Only the winner from the round-robin pool will qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

China will face Argentina on Sunday while Finland will seek their first victory against Canada. 

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