Canadian men collect 4th straight victory at Volleyball Nations League

The Canadian men’s team added a fourth straight victory by sweeping Australia 3-0 in sets (25-17, 25-8, 25-20) at the Volleyball Nations League event Tuesday in Rimini, Italy.

The Canucks improve to a 6-8 record, climbing to ninth in the standings, while Australia dropped to 1-13.

Ryan Sclater from New Westminster, B.C. was Canada’s leading scorer with 12 points. He was followed by Aurora, Ont. native Stephen Maar, who had 10.

WATCH | Canada defeats Australia for 4th sweep:

The Canadian men shut out Australia, earning their fourth-successive straight-sets sweep for the first time in FIVB Nations or World League history. 6:22

The win added a fourth consecutive, three-set sweep for the Canadians after beating the Netherlands, Japan and Germany. 

Canada, which has already qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, plays Serbia next on Wednesday morning (, 5:45 a.m. ET).