Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, June 19, 2016 - Canada finished their weekend with third victory after overpowering hosts 3-1 (25-16, 25-23, 24-26, 26-24) in Ceske Budejovice on Sunday.
Czech Republic's coach Miguel Falasca modified his starting six when he decided to send Jan Hadrava and Adam Bartos on court. Setter Tyler Sanders, set the tone for attackers and led Canada to a 16-12 lead. The hosts struggled in reception before conceding the first set, 25-16.Improved service and defense were the key elements in making the Czech competetive in the second set. They took a one-point lead at the second technical time-out. In a exciting end to the set, an ace handed Canada a 25-23 win.The second set win secured the first place in Pool C2 for Canada and and the visitors visibly relaxed. They maintained their high level to lead 16-13. However, kill blocks by Marek Beer and risky serves from Dzavoronok and Zmrhal allowed the host side to make a comeback and take the third set, 26-24.The fourth set was a tough physical fight full of enjoyable long rallies. Petr Michalek's attack lead his team to a comfortable 18-12 advantage. With the fans ready for a tiebreak, Canada managed an unbelievable comeback tying the score again at the last possible moment to make it 23-all. Another ace from Winters sealed the deal for Canada, as they won the fourth set, 26-24.