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Volleyball 'Canes take down nationally ranked Mounties

The Holland Hurricanes women’s volleyball team defeated the Mount Allison University Mounties in four sets on Tuesday night at a near-capacity Holland College Centre for Community Engagement in Charlottetown, PEI.

The Mounties entered Tuesday’s match with a 6-0 record in Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) regular season play this season; they were also ranked at number eleven in this week’s Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) national rankings. 

The Hurricanes, first place in the standings, entered the match at 7-0.

With the home crowd firmly on their side, the Hurricanes cruised to victory with set scores of 25-12, 22-25, 25-14 and 25-17.

Zayley Murphy had a match-high 12 kills for the ‘Canes with Sam Gerbing adding 11 and Abby Hyndman recording ten. Marissa Macaulay added 33 assists and four aces in the win.

The Hurricanes recorded 20 service aces as a team in the match led by Gerbig with eight. Gerbig also had 11 digs with Dana Trainor leading the way defensively with 14.

Now sitting at 8-0, the ‘Canes remain on top the ACAA standings entering the holiday break with the Mounties (6-1) and Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) Mystics (6-2) tied for second place.

The Hurricanes will return to action on Sunday, January 12 when they host the University of King’s College (UKC) Blue Devils at 2pm at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement.

For more information on ACAA volleyball, visit www.acaa.ca.

Connect with the women’s volleyball www.twitter.com/caneswvball and www.instagram.com/caneswvball.

For more information on the Holland Hurricanes please visit www.hollandhurricanes.com, www.facebook.com/hollandhurricanes, www.twitter.com/hc_hurricanes and www.instagram.com/hollandhurricanes.

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For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Wednesday, December 04, 2019