VBALL | Hurricanes sweep weekend with home victories
November 19, 2017
It was a successful weekend for the Holland Hurricanes men’s and women’s volleyball teams at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement as they picked up three victories in front of their home fans.
The men’s Hurricanes took down the Universite de Sainte-Anne Dragons on back-to-back days with straight set victories.
Scores of 25-14, 25-16 and 25-13 gave the ‘Canes the win on Saturday while Sunday’s match saw set scores of 25-17, 25-10 and 25-21.
In Saturday’s match the ‘Canes were led by Brett Butler (nine kills), Keith Johnston (four service aces) and Marcus Lapointe (six digs) while Butler (11 kills and seven digs) and Gordon Veitch (two service aces) were impressive on Sunday.
With the victories the ‘Canes continue to lead the ACAA standings with a record of 4-0 while Dragons are now 0-4. UNBSJ sits in second at 3-0 this season.
The men’s Hurricanes are off next weekend and will return to action on December 2 and 3 when they visit the UNBSJ Seawolves in Saint John, NB in a battle of the conferences top two teams.
The women’s Hurricanes hosted the Dal AC Rams on Saturday, picking up the straight sets win with scores of 25-14, 25-9 and 25-22.
Individual statistical leaders for the Hurricanes were Brittany States (nine kills), Sam Gerbig (nine kills), Philicia Johnson (four service aces) and Dana Trainor (14 digs).
The ‘Canes are now 3-0 this season while the Rams are 0-6. The MSVU Mystics lead the standings with a 6-0 record to-date.
The women’s ‘Canes enter a big weekend ahead as they host the Mystics on Saturday and Sunday at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement in a battle for first place in the ACAA standings; game times are 6pm and 12pm.
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