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CORDOBA, Mexico — Nicholas Hoag had 17 points, including five aces, as Canada defeated Honduras 3-0 on Monday to clinch its first victory in Pool A at the Norceca Men’s Continental Championship.

Daniel Cornelius and Jansen Vandoorn also contributed with eight points each as Canada won 25-13, 25-10, 25-10. The Canadians also overcame Honduras in blocks (11-3) and in services (11-1).

“We knew it was going to be a good start for us,” said Canadian coach Glen Hoag. “But when you play against a Central American team with very young players like them there were some interesting things we saw. The way they spiked and try to go for the points. They showed a good plan, and showed concentration, despite this was a very difficult match for them”.

Captain Luis Salgado scored nine points for Honduras. He served the only ace for the Central American team coached by Marcos Antonio Tejeda.

“We faced a World League calibre team, a high level one,” said Tejeda. “We had no previous experience and no preparation matches. Despite this was a difficult match, it has been a privilege for us to play against Canada.”

The Canadian Press

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