The UNB Saint John Seawolves women’s volleyball team swept the visiting Dalhousie Agricultural College Rams (Dal AC) in three quick sets on Sunday, February 11th.
The match was part of UNB Saint John’s annual Think Pink event, which promotes Breast Cancer Awareness. Parents and fans from both teams came out dressed in pink with donations in hand.
The first set started off strong for the Seawolves, when starter Jenna DeGooyer (New Denmark, NB) was able to fire off two service aces, in addition to a couple of ball handling errors for the Rams, giving the Wolves an early 5-0 lead. The Rams called a timeout to regain some composure, but it wasn’t enough to stop the confident home team.
A service ace from Montanna Meyer (Rosetown, SK) energized the Wolves, allowed them to go on another four-point run before Dal AC could respond. A couple of attack errors from the Rams put the UNB Saint John up 13-4.
Dal AC managed to add a couple of points during the set but was outmatched by the UNB Saint John team. A six-point serving run from Meyer allowed the Wolves to take the first set 25-9.
The second set saw the Rams take their first lead of the match when one of their kills evaded the Wolves’ strong defense. At 14-12, when the Wolves began to gain some momentum, Dal AC called a timeout in a much-needed attempt to stop their run.
Things didn’t look so hot for the Rams, as UNB Saint John continued to pull away. At 24-18, the Rams found some energy in themselves and were able to go on a streak of their own, until a service error gave the Wolves a 25-21 win.
For the third set, the first couple of points saw the lead change between both teams. Dal AC had found a slight 7-6 lead early on, but DeGooyer was able to score a couple of service aces and had set up some significant plays to double the score to 14-7.
The Wolves continued to go on a couple of runs, which was interspersed with a point or two from the Rams. An attack error from Dal AC ended the set, giving the Wolves a 25-16 win, and a 3-0 match.
With the win, UNB Saint John moves to 13-8, heading into fourth in the conference. The Rams are now 2-18 and remain in seventh.
Meyer, DeGooyer and Taylor McGrattan (Fredericton, NB) led the Wolves with five, four, and three service aces respectively. Dayna Alexander (Woodstock, NB) chipped in with eight kills. Thea McLachlin led the Rams with eight kills and one ace.
UNB Saint John is scheduled to play on Sunday, February 18th, as they host the Mount Saint Vincent Mystics for their last home game of the season. First serve is scheduled is at 11:00 am.
Games can be streamed at acaatv.ca