Seawolves too hot for Dragons

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Seawolves and Dragons battled it out over the weekend in Saint John, as the UNB Saint John Seawolves played host to the Université Sainte-Anne Dragons, in a weekend double header in ACAA men’s volleyball action.

The action kicked off on Saturday, Jan. 25. The Seawolves came out strong on their home court, as they took the hard fought first set, 25-20.

The second set was a see-saw affair, which saw both sides atop the scoreboard. The Seawolves would come out on top though, winning the set 28-26.

Looking to end the night early, the Seawolves once again came out firing on all cylinders. The Dragons would battle hard, but would fall 25-22 and the Seawolves would take the match in three straight sets.

Nick Fraser led the Seawolves with 11 kills. Greg Gaudet added eight kills and seven defensive digs, while Matt Smith had 19 assists. The Dragons got a 13 kill performance from Tanner Sullivan. Vincent Doucet had six defensive digs.

Both teams would be back in action the next day. Looking to keep the momentum rolling, the Seawolves broke open a close first set, winning 25-20.

Both sides would battle hard in the second set. Once again though, the Seawolves would prove to be too much for the Dragons, taking the second set 25-23.

The Seawolves came out firing to start the third set. However, the Dragons would not go down without a fight, as they kept pace with the Seawolves. In the end, the Seawolves would emerge as the victors, taking the set 28-26, wining the match in three straight sets.

Greg Gaudet had the hot hand for the Seawolves with 12 kills. Chad White added nine kills and 10 digs and Matt Smith had 27 assists for UNB Saint John.

Tanner Sullivan had a match-high 16 kills and 11 digs for University of Sainte Anne. Patrick Delisle had 21 assists.

The Seawolves improved to 4-3 with the two victories and moved into second place in the standings. The Dragons dropped to 0-6 and remain the fourth place.