The Holland Hurricanes men’s and women’s volleyball teams were victorious on Saturday in their matches over the St. Thomas University Tommies and Université de Sainte-Anne Dragons.
The women would erase a 2-0 deficit to earn a five-set victory over the Tommies at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement in Charlottetown, PEI while the men won in straight-sets over the Dragons in Church Point, NS.
In the women’s game, the ‘Canes dropped the opening sets 25-23 and 25-19 but would keep the match alive with a 25-22 win in the third. After a 25-23 win in the fourth, they completed the dramatic comeback with a 15-13 win in the fifth.
Jasmine Smith had 24 kills to lead the attack for the Hurricanes with Zayley Murphy adding 12 and Brittany States ten. The 24 kills for Smith is the second most in a single match by a ‘Canes women’s volleyball player in team history.
Laura Ready had a record setting, 54-assist performance, to set the new mark for most assists in a single match by a Hurricanes women’s volleyball player in team history.
Taylor Allen led the way with 19 digs with States recording 18, Murphy 17, and Smith 12 in the win.
The ‘Canes had ten service aces led by Ready and Abby Hyndman with three each.
The win moves the ‘Canes to 10-3 on the season which is good for second place in the ACAA, while the Tommies fall to 6-9 and sit in sixth.
The women’s Hurricanes are back in action this Sunday, January 27, when they visit the Dal AC Rams in Truro, NS for a 5pm matchup. Their next home game takes place on February 16 when they host the UKC Blue Devils at 5pm at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement.
In the men’s game, the ‘Canes were able to sweep the Dragons by set scores of 25-18, 25-20 and 25-19.
Simon Archibald led the attack for the Hurricanes with nine kills while Riley O’Keefe had eight and Brett Butler had six.
Nicholas Menzies dished out a match-high 22 assists with Marcus Lapointe recording a match-high 14 digs.
The ‘Canes had 11 service aces in the game with John Ronalds recording three and Archibald, Menzies, O’Keefe, and Jeff MacDonald all with two.
The ‘Canes are now 4-6 on the season and in third place in the ACAA while the Dragons are in fourth at 1-7.
The Hurricanes are back in action this Sunday, January 27 when they host the UNBSJ Seawolves at 3pm at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement.
For more information on ACAA volleyball visit www.acaa.ca.
For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Monday, January 21, 2019