VBALL | Hurricanes in action at home and on road this weekend
The Holland Hurricanes men’s and women’s volleyball teams are in action this weekend in Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association regular season play; the men are hosting the St. Thomas Tommies at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement at 7pm on Saturday and 12pm on Sunday, while the women are in Halifax for a pair of games versus the UKC Blue Devils (Saturday at 4pm) and MSVU Mystics (Sunday at 12pm).
The men’s Hurricanes enter the weekend having won four of their last five matches as they sit at 6-6 and in third place in the ACAA standings; the Tommies currently lead the ACAA at 10-2.
Last Saturday the Hurricanes defeated the Tommies in five sets in Fredericton, NB; STU leads the season series 2-1 after victories on November 24 and 25, also in Fredericton.
With just three regular season games remaining the Hurricanes are attempting to earn home-court advantage with a second place finish in the standings; they currently trail the UNBSJ Seawolves by two-points. The ‘Canes and Seawolves are set to meet in the ACAA semi-finals on February 23 in Charlottetown at the 2019 ACAA Volleyball Championships.
The Hurricanes final regular season match is scheduled for Saturday, February 16 at 7pm versus the Université de Sainte-Anne Dragons in Charlottetown.
The women’s Hurricanes are looking to bounce back after dropping both matches last weekend versus the UNBSJ Seawolves and MSVU Mystics. They enter Saturday’s game at 11-5 and in a tie with UNBSJ for third in the ACAA standings.
Their opponents on Saturday, the UKC Blue Devils are 7-10 this season and in sixth place in the standings while they take on the first-place, 17-0, MSVU Mystics on Sunday.
This is the first meeting with the Blue Devils this season, a team the ‘Canes will face in three of their final five regular season matches.
In two previous meetings with the MSVU Mystics this season, the ‘Canes have fell in four-sets in each match
With the regular season winding down, all teams are jostling for playoff positioning. While the Hurricanes men are looking to climb into second place in the standings, the women are looking to do the same. A second place finish at the end of the regular season on the women’s side provides the team with a bye to the semi-finals.
For more information on ACAA volleyball, visit www.acaa.ca.
To watch all four Hurricanes volleyball matches live this weekend, visit www.ACAAtv.ca.
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