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VBALL | ‘Canes/Dragons to battle in ACAA volleyball action this weekend

February 2, 2018

Butler

LeBlanc

The men’s and women’s volleyball Hurricanes hit the road this weekend when they visit the Université de Sainte-Anne Dragons in Church Point, NS.  The action kicks off on Saturday with games at 6 and 8pm followed by games at 11am and 1pm on Sunday (w/m).

Entering the weekend, the Hurricanes women sit in second in the ACAA standings at 12-3 while the Dragons have struggled to an 0-15 record.  The ‘Canes have won the only previous matchup with the Dragons this season, taking the victory in straight sets on November 12 in Charlottetown.

Megan LeBlanc leads the ACAA in kills (180) and kills per set (3.67) while Dana Trainor is tops in the digs (194) and digs per set (3.96) categories.  Gracie Ferguson leads the conference in assists per set at 8.16.

While the women’s ‘Canes are in a battle with several teams near the top of the ACAA standings, the men’s ‘Canes have successfully clinched first place heading into the conference championships.

A 10-1 record this season has given the men a sizeable lead in the ACAA standings with the UNBSJ Seawolves and STU Tommies tied for second at 6-5.   The Dragons have struggled to a 0-11 record this season.

The ‘Canes have defeated the Dragons in three matchups this regular season.

Brett Butler leads the conference in kills (139), kills per set (3.66) and hitting percentage (.278) while Nicholas Menzies is tops in the assists per set category with 8.30.

The Hurricanes next home game is on February 11 when they host the UKC Blue Devils (women) and STU Tommies (men) at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement.

Catch all four games live this weekend by visiting www.acaatv.ca.

To connect with the volleyball Hurricanes visit www.twitter.com/caneswvball and www.twitter.com/canesmvball.

For more information on the Holland Hurricanes please visit www.hollandcollege.com/athletics, www.facebook.com/hollandhurricanes, www.twitter.com/hc_hurricanes and www.instagram.com/hollandhurricanes.

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