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World Olympic Qualification Tournament - Press Info

Match Descriptive

France beat Canada 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-21) - duration 1:23
23-May, start time: 13:00, end time: 14:23 - Attendance: 2,150
France Outlasts Canada 3-0
France nosed out 18-16 after an exchange of powerful spikes from the beginning of the match. The French went ahead at 20-16 by the time a timeout was called. High scorer Philippe Barca-Cysique led the French attack. The French took the set 25-22 on Barca-Cysique's spike to the corner.
In the second set, both sides fought almost evenly and refused to give in. The French took the upper hand and went ahead 15-13 but the Canadians stayed closely behind. The French broke away to take a commanding 21-16 lead but the Canadians fought back to even the score 22-22. Martin Terence shined in the Canadian attack and defense scoring seven spike points and four block points. The French again broke away to take the set 25-23.
Again it was a tense duel but the Canadians were in control of the match, going ahead 8-5. The French caught up to even the score eight all, and both sides engaged in a seesaw duel until the French took a commanding 21-18 lead. The French took the set 25-21 and ran off winners.