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Hurricanes comeback to win in weekday game with Mounties

January 30, 2014

The Hurricanes celebrate after a point at the CCE.

The Hurricanes celebrate after a point at the CCE.

The Holland Hurricanes women’s volleyball team defeated the ACAA’s second ranked team on Wednesday night in front of a home crowd at the Centre for Community Engagement.

The Hurricanes entered the game with a 0-10 record while the Mounties held a season record of 8-3 entering Wednesdays game.

The two teams would play each other very close all night long, with the Mounties winning the first set 25-23.

The Mounties would extend their lead to two-sets-to-zero after a second set win of 25-20.

With the Hurricanes backs against the wall, they dug deep to defeat Mount Allison in the third set, 25-23.

In the fourth set, after trailing 8-1, the Hurricanes gained momentum, ultimately winning the set 26-24 and sending the game to the fifth set; unfamiliar territory for the ‘Canes.

They went on to clinch the victory in the fifth set by a score of 16-14, and three-games-to-two.

“It was great to finally see the girls come out on top. It was a tough battle but they never gave up and fought for every point. MTA is one of the strongest teams in the league and getting this win is a needed confidence boost going into our final 7 games of the season”, said head coach Lori-Beth Dwyer.

The win improves the Hurricanes season record to 1-10 and they now trail the sixth place Universite de Sainte Anne Dragons by just two points in the standings.

Kendra Carpenter, a wildlife conservation management student from Deer Island, New Brunswick expresses how great it felt to finally pick up a win.

“What separated last night’s game to previous games was that we never stopped fighting. Even after we lost the first two sets and things looked grim, we didn’t give up. We cheered for every point we got like it was the game winning point and when we made a mistake, we shook it off and got the next one. The energy in the gym was through the roof. It was a great feeling”.

Individual stats for the Hurricanes include Kendra Dawkins leading the team with 11 kills and Nikki Baker recording four aces in the match.

Holland College hits the road this weekend for back to back games with the Universite de Sainte Anne Dragons in Clair, Nova Scotia. On Saturday the game gets underway at 6pm while on Sunday they play at 11am. All Hurricanes road games are available to watch live at www.acaatv.ca.

The Hurricanes play at home next on Saturday, February 15th at 2pm and on Sunday, February 16th at 10 am when they host the UNBSJ Seawolves at the Centre for Community Engagement.

*to re-watch Wednesday evenings game visit www.acaatv.ca and click on the archived games.  It will be able to be viewed in it’s entirety once it has been fully uploaded over the next few days.

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Department of Athletics and Recreation

Holland College

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