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Hurricanes volleyball recap from weekend games against Dragons

February 3, 2014

Kendra Dawkins (left) and Nikki Baker (right) in action recently for the Hurricanes.

Kendra Dawkins (left) and Nikki Baker (right) in action recently for the Hurricanes.

The Holland Hurricanes travelled to Clair, Nova Scotia for back-to-back games with the Universite Sainte-Anne Dragons over the weekend.

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL

The Hurricanes and Dragons needed the full five sets to settle Saturday’s game which seen wins exchanged back and forth throughout the game.

USA went on to open the game up with a first set win of 25-20 but the Hurricanes responded with a dominating second set, winning 25-17.

In the third set the Dragons were able to squeak out a close victory by a score of 25-23 to give them the 2-1 lead in the match. With their backs against the wall the Hurricanes dug deep and were able to win the fourth set 25-18, sending the game to the fifth.

The Dragons played well in front of their home crowd en route to a 15-10 fifth set victory.

Mike Harris led the Hurricanes with 13 kills in the game while Brandon Boyce had 12 digs in the match.

On Sunday the Hurricanes looked to rebound from Saturday’s loss, hoping to stop the seven game losing streak the team was on.

The Dragons would continue where they left off from the day before, winning the opening set 25-22 and putting them ahead early.

The Hurricanes would bounce back in the second, winning 25-16 in a one-sided set. They would continue to hold the momentum, winning the third set 25-18.

In the fourth set the Hurricanes played hard to earn every point they could, ultimately winning the set 25-22 and giving them the 3-1 victory in the game.

With the victory the Hurricanes improve to 3-7 this season and sit in third place, just two points behind the second place UNBSJ Seawolves.

In Sunday’s game Mike Harris would lead the ‘Canes with 18 kills while Brandon Boyce had 10 digs.

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

The Hurricanes were looking to build off of last week’s victory against the team they were chasing in the standings, the Universite Sainte-Anne Dragons.

The first set would see the Hurricanes fall behind after a 25-22 Dragons win followed by a 25-14, one sided set win by the Dragons in the second.

The Hurricanes would regroup in the third, hoping to continue the match. They would play well and win the set 25-21, followed by another win in the fourth set 25-22.

With hopes of their second ACAA win this season the Hurricanes needed a win in the fifth set but ultimately fell short, losing the final set 15-8.

Kendra Dawkins led the Hurricanes in kills during the game with 14 while she also recorded 14 digs in the match.

On Sunday the Hurricanes would get off to a quicker start than on Saturday, winning the opening set in the game 25-20, and holding a sizeable lead in the second set. The Dragons would then mount a comeback which ultimately seen them win the set 27-25.

The third and fourth sets were controlled by the Dragons, winning 25-10 and 25-14, giving them the victory in four sets.

Emily Caldwell led the Hurricanes in kills during the game with eight while she also had 14 digs tallied.

The Hurricanes hold a 1-12 record this season following the weekend games.

The women’s volleyball team is in action with two road games this week, first on Wednesday when they visit the Mount Allison Mounties at 7pm and again on Friday when they travel to MSVU to take on the Mystics at 7:30pm. The Hurricanes will then continue on to Dal-AC for a game on Saturday at 4pm versus the Rams.

The Hurricanes women’s return home on February 15th when they host the UNBSJ Seawolves. The men will return to action on this day as well with games at the Centre for Community Engagement.

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