Canadian men beat Australia in historic sweep in Volleyball Nations League

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Ryan Sclater, of New Westminster, B.C., right, was Canada's leading scorer in the victory over Australia on Tuesday. (Volleyball World - image credit)
Ryan Sclater, of New Westminster, B.C., right, was Canada's leading scorer in the victory over Australia on Tuesday. (Volleyball World - image credit)

Canada defeated Australia 3-0 (25-17, 25-8, 25-20) on Tuesday in Volleyball Nations League, the first time the team has swept four consecutive matches in VNL or World League play.

The Canadians improved their record to 6-8 in Rimini, Italy, climbing to ninth in the 16-team tournament, while last-place Australia dropped to 1-13.

Ryan Sclater of New Westminster, B.C. was Canada's leading scorer with 16 points, followed by Aurora, Ont. native Stephen Maar, who had 13.

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The Canadians have also swept the Netherlands, Japan and Germany.

Bound for the Tokyo Olympics, they finish the 15-match preliminary round against Serbia on Wednesday (CBCSports.ca, 5:45 a.m. ET).

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