Poland, after an excellent start, squandered its chances of winning its Pool D match against an erratic Canada. Canada won 3-2.
It was a marathon struggle for both Canada, which finally won, and Poland, which started well by winning the first set with its aggressive approach. Whenever Poland's block was good as it was in the first set the team made Canada sweat for points. But Poland made too many unforced errors.
Poland's receiving and sometimes wayward attack helped Canada to come back like the one in the fourth set. It was the set in which Canada fought a do or die battle and won. That confidence enabled Canada to beat Poland in the fifth set.
Actually Poland reduced the lead to 19-10 in the crucial fourth set and was looking good to win the match. But Canada came up with some smart spiking to outwit Poland.