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VBALL | Hurricanes see mixed results in Fredericton, refocus for Wednesday night

January 30, 2017

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The Holland College Hurricanes women’s volleyball team survived a scare from the STU Tommies picking up a 3-1 win while the men’s team split a pair of five set matches in Fredericton, NB on the weekend.

On Saturday, the women’s Hurricanes, the #15 ranked team in the country, fell behind in the first set 21-13 before rallying back, eventually dropping the set 29-27. The ‘Canes would then reel off set wins of 25-23, 25-23 and 26-24 to take the match.

Alice Marques led the ‘Canes attack picking up 21 kills which is the third most in a match in Hurricanes women’s volleyball team history.

Megan LeBlanc added seven while six other players recorded between two and five kills in the match each.

Gracie Ferguson recorded 35 assists and 13 digs in the match while Dana Trainor recorded a single match record 30 digs while also picking up five assists and four kills as the libero.

The win gives the Hurricanes a 13-2 record on the season, which is good for second place behind the 14-1 MSVU Mystics; the Tommies drop to 5-9 on the season and sit in fifth place.

The Hurricanes return to the court on Wednesday, February 1 as they host the Mount Allison Mounties at the Centre for Community Engagement in Charlottetown, PE. Game time is 7pm

The Mounties, 10-6, sit in third place in the standings behind the Hurricanes.

In two matches this season between the two team’s the Hurricanes have taken both matches, first on November 27 in Sackville by a score of 3-1 and again on January 22 in Charlottetown.

On the men’s side on Saturday, the ‘Canes took the first set 25-22, then would drop sets two and three by scores of 25-17 and 25-21 before bouncing back and taking the last two sets 25-17 and 15-9 for a 3-2 victory over the Tommies.

Brett Butler led the ‘Canes attack with 16 kills with Gordon Veitch and Kenton Dawkins adding 12 each and Tynan Murphy picking up ten.

Dominique Ryan had 48 assists, nine digs and two blocks while Murphy led the way in digs with 20. Marcus Lapointe, Veitch, and Butler picked up double-digit digs recording 15, 11, and ten respectively.

On Sunday, the men’s team would once again take the first and fourth sets with the Tommies taking sets two and three. This time though, the Tommies would come away with a five set victory by set scores of 21-25, 25-18, 25-16, 18-25, and 15-9.

Veitch had a team-high, 15 kills, while Butler added 13 and Dawkins 11.

Ryan had a match-high, 46 assists while Murphy once again led the way in digs with 21. Lapointe and Butler both had 11 digs in the loss.

The weekend split give the ‘Canes an 8-4 record as they remain atop the ACAA standings.

The men’s Hurricanes next match is against the Tommies on Sunday February 5 at 4:00 PM, this time at the Centre for Community Engagement in Charlottetown.

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

For full stats and standings for the 2016-17 ACAA men’s and women’s volleyball season visit www.acaa.ca

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

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Holland College

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