Seawolves start their second semester: A recap of the first home opener games of 2013

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Men’s Volleyball – The Seawolves faced off against the Holland College Hurricanes on Jan. 12 and lost with a devastating score of 3-0. The first set looked hopeful but the Hurricanes pushed past the home team with a score of 25-19. The second set was not as productive for UNBSJ and they fell even further behind. Despite their efforts, the Seawolves lost the set 25-16. The final set of the match featured Holland College pulling their best efforts to overcome UNBSJ. In the end they succeeded and took the set 25-22 giving them the final score the Hurricanes needed to win the match. 

UNBSJ took on Holland College yet again on Jan. 12 and once again lost to their ram rivals. Even though they had the loss from the previous day propelling them, the Seawolves fell further and further behind. Despite the Rams pushing at the Seawolves, UNBSJ showed some excellent effort from several players. Nick Fraser had 13 kills and 14 digs, Thomas Harries had 19 digs and Matt Smith had 27 assists. 

Women’s Volleyball – On Jan. 12 the women’s Seawolves volleyball team also took on the Holland College Hurricanes. The women were able to shine some light on the other wise dismal volleyball weekend with a win of 3-0. UNBSJ blew away the first set with a score of 25-16, an excellent precursor of the rest of the match. The second set was an even bigger win with an extraordinary score of 25-11. The final set was by far the most impressive with the Seawolves coming out on top with a 25-8 score.

The women continued their winning streak the next day when they once again took on the Hurricanes. UNBSJ demonstrated their stamina with a three set win against Holland College. The Hurricanes stepped up their game and made a tremendous effort in the first set, but they still could not beat the Seawolves who won 25-21. Following their pattern from the day before, the Hurricanes continued to decline as the match progressed. They lost the second set 25-14. The final set had the Seawolves royally trumping Holland College with a 25-6 score, giving UNBSJ the match.

Men’s Basketball – Jan. 12 UNBSJ took on the Crandall University Chargers and defeated the home team with a score of 99-56. The Chargers featured six players who score more than ten points each. The Seawolves also pulled some of their best moves and John Kearley pulled out on top with 12 points. Ryan Ramier wasn’t far behind with ten points in the games. UNBSJ is currently sitting in seventh place in the ACAA, leaving them one sport behind making the play offs.

Women’s Basketball – The women started off 2013 with a bang and a 92-42 win over Crandall University. Brittany Mallory was a key component to the win with 18 points scored in the game. She was followed by Emily Dowling with 13 and Jennifer Bergeron and Heather Cusack with 11. Heather Cusack nabbed a game high of 13 rebounds for the home team. The win brought the Seawolves to 3-4 in the ACAA putting them in a tied position for 5th place.

Emily is in her fourth year of Political Science. She loves studying and academics which follows into her research work. She's a stern black coffee drinker and is a proud Acadienne. When she's not working or doing school work, you can find Emily listening to 70s music on vinyl and watching Parks and Recreation. If you ask her about parliamentary institutions, she won't stop talking.