VBALL | Hurricanes win three of four against New Brunswick opponents
February 20, 2018
The Holland Hurricanes men’s and women’s volleyball teams finished up their regular seasons this weekend; the women won twice on the road, defeating Mount Allison on Saturday and St. Thomas on Sunday, while the men were at home, losing to UNBSJ on Saturday before defeating STU on Sunday.
The women won in straight sets on Saturday in Sackville, NB by set scores of 25-17, 25-18 and 25-20.
Brittany States led the attack with 12 kills while Sam Gerbig and Megan LeBlanc both added six in the win.
States also added five assists, three aces, three digs, and three blocks.
Gerbig contributed two assists, three aces, and three digs while LeBlanc had two assists, four aces, and nine digs for the ‘Canes.
Gracie Ferguson had a match-high 13 assists with seven other players credited with at least one.
In the match on Sunday, the ‘Canes won in five sets by scores of 25-27, 25-20, 25-19, 21-25 and 15-11.
States once again led the attack with a match-high 22 kills. This total is also a career-high for States and the second highest single game total in Hurricanes team history.
LeBlanc added 15 kills, which moves her to within one of Sydney Foy for the Hurricanes women’s volleyball career record. Gerbig added 12 kills for the ‘Canes in the win.
Gracie Ferguson dished out a match-high 49 assists which is the new single game record for the women’s volleyball Hurricanes.
LeBlanc led the way in digs with 22, while Dana Trainor had 20, Gerbig 13, and States and Ferguson each adding 11.
Gerbig and LeBlanc both had strong games at the service line with four and three aces respectively.
With the wins, the ‘Canes finish the season in second place with an 18-3 record. The STU Tommies fall to 15-6 and finish in third place while the Mount Allison Mounties are 8-13 and finish the regular season in fifth.
At this weekends ACAA Championships, the Hurricanes receive a bye to Saturday’s semi-final matches at 2pm; they will play the highest seeded winner from Friday’s quarter-final matches.
The UNBSJ Seawolves (4) will take on the Mount Allison Mounties (5) in the first quarter-final match with the STU Tommies (3) facing the UKC Blue Devils (6) in the other. The MSVU Mystics (1) will take on the lowest seeded winner from these matches in the other semi-final game on Saturday.
In the men’s match on Saturday versus UNBSJ, the ‘Canes lost in four sets by scores of 25-23, 22-25, 25-21 and 25-15.
Brett Butler led the attack with 14 kills while Aaron Pugh and Gordon Veitch both had nine kills in the loss.
Nicholas Menzies had 39 assists for the ‘Canes while Butler led the way in digs with nine; Marcus Lapointe and Veitch added eight assists each.
On Sunday versus the Tommies, the ‘Canes were victorious in straight sets by scores of 25-22, 25-23 and 25-20.
Butler once again led the attack with 13 kills while Veitch added nine and Tyler Lahaise added eight in the win.
Menzies once again had a strong setting day, picking up 32 assists while the ‘Canes had a strong team defense led by Lapointe with eight and Menzies with seven.
The ‘Canes finish the regular season in first place with a 13-2 record while the UNBSJ Seawolves finish in second at 9-6 and the Tommies finish third at 8-7.
The Hurricanes will take on the Université de Sainte-Anne Dragons (0-15) on Saturday at 5pm in the ACAA semi-finals in Fredericton, NB; the Tommies and Seawolves will compete in the other semi-final game at 7pm.
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