UNBSJ’s men’s volleyball team hosted the Université Sainte-Anne (USA) Dragons on Nov. 3 for their home opener, and over powered the visiting team.
The Seawolves took the lead early in the first set which foreshadowed the rest of the match. The Dragons gave it their best effort and tied UNBSJ momentarily before the home team took over once again, with the set 25-18.
In the second set of the match, USA upped their game and went head to head with The Seawolves. The visiting team kept up, point for point with UNBSJ, sending the set up and over the average 25 point mark. After an intense back and forth battle, the final score of the set was 32-30 for the Seawolves.
The third set was heavy with anticipation as the Seawolves pushed to clear the court with a three set win. The Dragons pushed back just as hard to try and take a set. The home team clearly wanted the win more than USA and took the set 25-11 to win the match.
The men’s head coach, Colin Rouse, was beaming over their first win of the season and his first win as head coach. “It’s a good start to the season,” says Rouse, “it sets the tone for the rest of the season.” He was also proud of the way his new players played the match. “It was good to see the rookies step up,” says Rouse.