The Holland Hurricanes men’s and women’s volleyball teams were both victorious on Sunday in Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association regular season play. The women would sweep the Dal AC Rams in straight-sets in Truro, NS while the men were victorious on home court in a straight-sets win over the UNBSJ Seawolves at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement.
In Sunday’s women’s game, the ‘Canes won by set scores of 26-24, 25-15 and 25-14 over the Rams.
Jasmine Smith led the balanced attack from the Hurricanes with nine kills while Sophia Blanchard and Abby Hyndman each recorded five. Smith added nine aces and eight digs in the win.
Laura Ready dished out a match-high 24 assists while Taylor Boudreau-Deveaux led all players with ten digs.
With the victory, the Hurricanes improve to 11-3 on the season and sit in second place in the ACAA standings; the Rams are in a tie for seventh, now sitting at 1-14.
The women’s Hurricanes return to the court on Saturday when they visit the UNBSJ Seawolves in Saint John, New Brunswick. Their next home game takes place on Sunday, February 3 when they host the conference leading, MSVU Mystics, at 12:30pm at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement.
In Sunday’s men’s match, the Hurricanes won by set scores of 25-18, 25-19 and 25-14 over the Seawolves.
Brett Butler led the attack for Holland College with 12 kills while Jeff MacDonald and Simon Archibald added nine and eight respectively.
Nicholas Menzies had a match-high 39 assists while Marcus Lapointe had a match-high 15 digs in the win.
Butler added three aces, nine digs, and two blocks while MacDonald chipped in with two aces, three digs, and two blocks; Archibald would add three assists, one ace and six digs.
With the victory, the Hurricanes improve to 5-6 on the season and sit in third place behind the Seawolves who are now 6-5.
The men’s Hurricanes are back in action this Saturday when they visit the ACAA’s top team, the STU Tommies, in Fredericton, NB. The ‘Canes next home match takes place on Saturday, February 9 when they host the Tommies at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement at 7pm.
For more information on ACAA volleyball, visit www.acaa.ca.
For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Monday, January 28, 2019