VBALL | Hurricanes/Seawolves ready for busy weekend in Charlottetown
January 24, 2018
The Holland Hurricanes men’s and women’s volleyball teams will host the teams from UNBSJ this weekend at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement. On Saturday, matches will take place at 6 and 8pm before continuing on Sunday at 12 and 2pm (w/m).
The men’s Hurricanes enter the weekend in first place in the ACAA standings with a record of 8-1 while the UNBSJ Seawolves are in second at 6-3, making this weekend’s series very important for both teams as they battle for top spot in the conference.
The ‘Canes have the edge in the season series thus far winning matches over UNBSJ on December 2 and 3 in Saint John, NB in five and three sets.
These two teams will meet just once more after this weekend, on February 17 in Charlottetown in the Hurricanes final game of the season.
Brett Butler leads the conference in kills (103) and kills per set (3.32) this season while Tyler Lahaise is leading with a .253 hitting percentage; Nathan Archibald leads the ACAA in assists per set at 8.21.
The women’s Hurricanes enter Saturday’s matches at 9-3 and in fourth place in the ACAA while UNBSJ is in a tie for second at 10-4.
In the only match between these two teams this season the Hurricanes earned the four-set victory on December 2 in Saint John, NB. This weekend’s games are the final time these two teams will play each other this regular season.
Megan LeBlanc leads the ACAA in kills (132) and kills per set (3.38) while Dana Trainor leads the conference in digs (149) and digs per set (3.82). Brittany States is tops in hitting percentage (.335) while Gracie Ferguson is leading the conference in assists per set (7.44).
Can’t make it to this weekend’s games? Watch them live at www.acaatv.ca.
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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