The United States clinched gold by overpowering Canada in an amazing straight-sets win with a score of 3-0 (25:20, 25:14, 25:22) at the NORCECA Continental Championship held in Charleston, West Virginia.
Matt Anderson scored 16 points for the winners, followed by Thomas Jaeschke with 12 and Aaron Russel with 11.
For Canada Stephen Maar scored 12 points and Arthur Szwarc added 8.
USA showcased their dominance throughout the competition, keeping an undefeated streak.
They sweep Suriname, Puerto Rico, and Cuba during group stages, and later also the Dominican Republic in the semifinals.
Canada, on the other hand, entered the championship match boasting a superb 3-0 record, having previously defeated teams like Cuba, Dominican Republic and Mexico.
In other remarkable performance, Cuba secured the bronze medal, dasteoying the Dominican Republic with a 3-0 win (25:15, 25:14, 25:16).
🏐| Individual Awards:
• MVP: Micah Christenson (USA)
• 1st Best Spiker, Best Scorer: Lawrence Vidal (PUR)
• 2nd Best Spiker: Stephen Maar (CAN)
• 1st Best Blocker: Elias Rodriguez (PUR)
• 2nd Best Blocker: Danny Demyanenko (CAN)
• Best Setter: Luke Herr (CAN)
• Best Opposite: Arthur Szwarc (CAN)
• Best Libero, Best Digger: Hiram Bravo (MEX)
• Best Receiver: Erik Shoji (USA)
• Best Server: Miguel Lopez (CUB)