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Women’s Volleyball has strong games in losses to nationally ranked Mystics; Men drop two games in NB

November 18, 2013

Nikki Baker, Kaleigh Thibault, Emily Caldwell await a Mystics serve during Saturday’s play.

Nikki Baker, Kaleigh Thibault, Emily Caldwell await a Mystics serve during Saturday’s play.

The Holland Hurricanes women’s volleyball hosted the CCAA’s second ranked Mount Saint Vincent Mystics for two games this weekend.

On Saturday the Hurricanes dropped games 25-18, 25-14 and 25-16 while on Sunday the Mystics were victorious with set wins of 25-14, 25-21 and 25-15. The Hurricanes showed strong performances against the country’s second ranked team thanks to the teams more aggressive and intense play.

Head coach Dwyer stated that they will continue to focus on cutting down the number of points they give away due to serving errors as they prepare for their next game, this Sunday when they visit the Mt. Allison Mounties at 3pm.

“The girls have proven they can go point for point with some of the best teams in our league, they now need to show they have the confidence to fight to win”.

Emily Caldwell led the Hurricanes on Saturday from the back row while Courtney Pryce led the team in blocks. On Sunday Nikki Baker bounced back with solid play after struggling during Saturday’s game.

The Hurricanes fell to 0-4 with the losses while the Mystics improved to 3-0; the Hurricanes opponents this Sunday, the Mt. A Mounties, are currently 4-2 on the season.

In New Brunswick this weekend the men’s volleyball Hurricanes played back-to-back road games. Heading into the weekend the Hurricanes held a record of 2-0.

On Saturday the ‘Canes lost to the St. Thomas University Tommies in Fredericton three sets to zero; sets were scored at 25-14, 26-24 and 25-11. On Sunday the Hurricanes travelled to Saint John to take on the UNBSJ Seawolves. After an opening set victory for the ‘Canes of 25-22, the Seawolves fought back with wins in three straight sets, 25-20, 25-14 and 25-18 to defeat the team from Holland College three sets to one.

With the two losses the Hurricanes drop to 2-2 on the season.

The Hurricanes will play next on Saturday, November 30th and Sunday, December 1st when they host the St. Thomas Tommies at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement.

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