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VBALL | Hurricanes men and women sweep weekend regular season matches

November 14, 2017

Butler

States

The Holland Hurricanes men’s and women’s volleyball teams swept their matches this weekend with the men winning twice at STU and the women winning their one match at home against the Université de Sainte-Anne.

The ‘Canes men got their ACAA title defense off to a strong start with a pair of straight set wins over the Tommies.

On Saturday the ‘Canes won by set scores of 27-25, 25-22 and 25-20 while on Sunday they won 25-23, 25-18 and 25-22.

On Saturday the ‘Canes attack was led by Brett Butler with 14 kills and Gordon Veitch with ten. William Pugh, Riley Cortes, and Jeff MacDonald all had six.

Nathan Archibald had a match high 37 assists while Marcus Lapointe contributed a match high ten digs in the win. Veitch added nine digs while Butler and Cortes both had six.

On Sunday, Butler and Veitch again led the attack with 13 and ten kills respectively.

Archibald had 22 assists while six players had at least three digs led by Veitch and Lapointe with seven each followed by Butler and Cortes with five.

The ‘Canes are off to a 2-0 start to the season and will be in action again next weekend as they host the Université de Sainte-Anne Dragons in their home opener; game times are 4:00 PM on Saturday and 11:00 AM on Sunday. The Tommies fall to 0-2 to start the season with the losses.

In women’s action, the ‘Canes swept their home opener match versus the Dragons by set scores of 25-10, 25-16, and 25-13.

Brittany States led the attack with eight kills while Alice Marques and Megan LeBlanc had seven each. Philicia Johnson had six, Sam Gerbig had four, and Lauren Moerike had three in a balanced attack.

Gracie Ferguson had 20 assists and Emma Joudrey had 13 for the women. Dana Trainor had a match high nine digs with Marques and LeBlanc adding four each.

The ‘Canes are off to a 2-0 start to the season and will be in action again on Saturday as they will host the Dal AC Rams at 2:00 PM at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement.

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