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Volleyball Hurricanes perfect in weekend action

The Holland Hurricanes men’s and women’s volleyball teams were perfect over the weekend in Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) regular season play; the women defeated the Crandall University Chargers in straight-sets on Saturday in their home opener before sweeping the St. Thomas University (STU) Tommies in Fredericton, NB on Sunday.  The ‘Canes men claimed victory in their home opener on Saturday when they defeated the University of New Brunswick-Saint John (UNBSJ) Seawolves in four sets.

In Saturday’s women’s game, the Hurricanes won by set scores of 25-12, 25-16 and 25-12 over the Chargers at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement.

Kateia Barenaba and Zayley Murphy each had seven kills to lead the attack for the ‘Canes with Amanda de Carvalho Brito adding six and Abby Hyndman chipping in with five.

Marissa Macaulay had 30 assists, four aces, and four digs for the ‘Canes with Jenna MacFarlane leading the way in digs with seven and Barenaba adding a team-high five aces.

The Chargers dropped to 0-2 with the loss.

On Sunday against the STU Tommies in Fredericton, the ‘Canes won by set scores of 25-23, 25-15 and 26-24.

Hyndman, Sam Gerbig, and Murphy all had nine kills to lead the offense for the ‘Canes with Macaulay dishing out a match-high 32 assists.

Gerbig recorded six service aces in the match, giving her the career all-time record for the women’s volleyball Hurricanes with 115 in total.  She passes Emily Caldwell who previously held the record with 109.

Also registering aces on Sunday were Macaulay and Barenaba who each picked up three.

Dana Trainor had a match-high 12 digs with Barenaba adding eight and Murphy and Hyndman both adding six in the win for Holland College.

With the victory the ‘Canes move to 4-0 on the season and are tied for first in the ACAA with the Mount Allison University Mounties; the Tommies drop to 1-2 and sit in sixth.

The women’s Hurricanes return to action on Saturday when they host the Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) Mystics (3-1) at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement at 4pm.

On the men’s side, the ‘Canes knocked off the Seawolves on Saturday in their home opener by set scores of 25-21, 25-22, 20-25 and 25-18.

Cole MacKey and Gordon Veitch led the attack for the Hurricanes with 13 and 12 kills respectively with Nick Blewett adding six.

Brandon Hastings had a match-high 27 assists while Colby Boyle had 14 digs with Veitch adding 12 and MacKey chipping in with eight in the win.

The ‘Canes improve to 1-2 on the season and are tied for second in the ACAA with the Seawolves who are 1-1.

The men’s Hurricanes are on the road in Saint John, NB this weekend when they visit the UNBSJ Seawolves; game times are 4pm on Saturday and 12pm on Sunday.

The ‘Canes next home game is January 11 when they host the STU Tommies in Charlottetown.

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For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019