The 2019 ACAA Volleyball Championships continued on Saturday at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement in Charlottetown, PEI hosted by the Holland Hurricanes.
Match #3 | Women’s Semi-Finals | (1) MSVU Mystics vs (4) Mount Allison Mounties
The MSVU Mystics advanced to the ACAA Championship match after defeating the Mount Allison Mounties in semi-final action on Saturday in straight-sets.
Set victories of 25-15, 25-18 and 25-18 by the number one seed, MSVU Mystics, secured their spot in Sunday’s 12pm women’s championship game where they will face the Holland Hurricanes.
In the victory, the Mystics were led by Madison Urquhart and Jenn Leckey, each recording 11 kills; Kenzie Brimicombe led the Mystics in digs with 16.
The Mounties top players were Jadyn Boyles (six kills) and Rachel Van Gestel (six kills), Sophie Landry (five digs) and Emily Burbidge (five digs) in the loss.
Looking ahead to Sunday’s ACAA Championship game, the Mystics will face the Hurricanes, who advanced in Saturday’s second semi-final match.
During the regular season the Mystics won the season series versus Holland College, 3-0.
The player of the games in Saturday’s match were Laura Macdonnell (Mystics) and Brooke Gillespie (Mounties).
Match #4 | Women’s Semi-Finals | (2) Holland Hurricanes vs (3) UNBSJ Seawolves
The Holland Hurricanes punched their ticket to the ACAA Championship game with a straight-sets victory over the UNBSJ Seawolves on Saturday.
The ‘Canes took the match after set wins of 25-21, 25-23 and 25-21.
The top performers for the Hurricanes were Jasmine Smith (15 kills) and Katie Wood (15 digs) in the victory.
Maggie Birney (nine kills), Meagan McCrea-Kozak (seven digs) and Jenna DeGooyer (seven digs) had strong performances for the UNBSJ Seawolves.
The Hurricanes will now take on the MSVU Mystics at 12pm on Sunday in the ACAA Championship match.
The Mystics, the number one seed, won the season series versus the second seed, Holland Hurricanes, 3-0.
The players of the game on Saturday were Taylor Allen (Hurricanes) and Maggie Birney (Seawolves).
Match #5 | Men’s Semi-Finals | (1) STU Tommies vs (4) Sainte-Anne Dragons
The number one ranked, STU Tommies, advanced to the men’s ACAA Championship game after a straight-sets victory on Saturday over the Université de Sainte-Anne Dragons.
The Tommies earned the victory with set victories of 25-17, 25-17 and 25-8.
Garret Dickson led the Tommies in kills in the match with 10, while Evan VanBuskirk led the team in digs with 11.
The Dragons top statistical performer was Anthony Jacques with eight kills and six digs.
With the win, the Tommies advance to the ACAA Championship match taking place at 2:30pm on Sunday at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement. They will face the Holland Hurricanes.
This season the Tommies won the season series versus the Hurricanes, 3-2.
Players of the game were Adam Hamilton (Tommies) and Anthony Jacques (Dragons).
Match #6 | Men’s Semi-Finals | (2) UNBSJ Seawolves vs (3) Holland Hurricanes
The Holland Hurricanes were victorious over the UNBSJ Seawolves in the day’s final semi-final match. The third ranked Hurricanes, earned the victory over the second ranked Seawolves with set wins of 25-18, 25-20 and 25-22.
Brett Butler led the charge for the Hurricanes in the victory with 15 kills and 15 digs.
The top statistical performers for the Seawolves were Ty Poore (eight kills) and Ryan Farrell (10 digs).
With the victory, the Hurricanes advance to Sunday’s ACAA Championship game where they will meet the top-seed, the STU Tommies at 2:30pm at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement.
The regular season, the Tommies won the season series with the Hurricanes 3-2.
Players of the game from Saturday’s match were Nicholas Menzies (Hurricanes) and Ryan Farrell (Seawolves).
A large and rowdy crowd is expected to be on-hand for Sunday’s two ACAA Championship matches at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement.
At 12pm in the women’s final, the MSVU Mystics will face the Holland Hurricanes, while the Hurricanes will tangle with the STU Tommies at 2:30pm in the men’s final.
For more information on the 2019 ACAA Volleyball Championships visit www.acaa.ca.
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Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019