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Hurricanes Women’s Volleyball: STU Bound

February 7, 2013

1182The quest for the first victory continues for the women’s volleyball Hurricanes.

Holland College will travel to Fredericton this weekend to play St. Thomas on Saturday and Sunday.

Despite putting up a good fight, Holland College fell in straight sets to Dalhousie Agricultural College in consecutive matches in Truro.

On Saturday, Emily Caldwell stood out on both sides of the ball, recording nine kills and 17 digs while Hillary Young (12 digs) and Vanessa Daigle (11 digs) turned in solid defensive efforts.


Hurricanes floor captain Tabitha Trecartin added 13 assists, but the Rams were too much for Holland College, taking sets by scores of 25-11, 25-17 and 25-14.

Sunday produced a more competitive Hurricanes squad, again led by Caldwell (six kills, nine digs) and Young (four kills, 14 digs), while Daigle (two kills, 10 digs) and Trecartin (nine assists) played solid supporting roles. However, the end result was the same as Dalhousie Agricultural College claimed the match with sets of 25-13, 25-22 and 25-10.

Going into this weekend against St. Thomas, focusing on fundamentals will be important, Young said.

“We switched up our defence recently so we’ve been making sure we’ve got that down pat this week.”

Maintaining a positive attitude going forward is going to be important if the Hurricanes want to build momentum, she said.

“We need to realize that if we make a mistake that we need to shake it off and focus on the next play. Volleyball is a mental sport and if you let a couple mistakes get you down it can be really tough to get back into it.”

Despite having a tough season, Young said the team is heading into this weekend hoping to come out with a win.

“I know we’re all getting pretty tired of walking away with a loss, but we’re really starting to come together as a team now and having fun playing the game so we are definitely on the right track.”

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