The St. Thomas Tommies were in town to help close out the home season for the Seawolves, who were looking to solidify a playoff position. The game was a well fought matchup that went right down to the fifth and deciding set. In the end, UNB Saint John came out on top winning 3-2 and guaranteed a playoff berth.
The first set saw the Tommies jump out to an early lead. The Seawolves would battle to make it close, but St. Thomas held on to win the first set, 25-21. UNB Saint John bounced back in the second set, beating the Tommies, 27-25.
Looking to break the deadlock, the Seawolves came out strong to start the third set. The Tommies kept their pace, but couldn’t get ahead of the Seawolves, who took the set 25-22. Not looking to end the night early, the Tommies came out firing, easily taking the fourth set 25-17 and pushing the match to a fifth and deciding set. Both sides battled hard in the last set, but in the end UNB Saint John came out on top, winning the set 15-11 and the match 3-2.
Alison Stymiest had a great match for the Seawolves with 17 kills and 10 digs. Clara Lucien added 13 kills and 10 digs and Katherine Houser contributed 12 kills. Emily Fitzpatrick led the way with 18 digs and her sister, Megan had 52 assists. Veronique Bastarche and Megan Fitzpatrick, playing in their final home game of their varsity careers, were also key in the Seawolves win.
Nicole Munro had nine kills and 13 digs for the Tommies while Chelsea Bringloe had nine kills and 12 digs. Sarah Watts also had nine kills and Emily Cronkite was strong on defense with 18 digs. Claire McClusker had 37 assists for the Tommies.
The Seawolves improved to 9-7 and moved into a third place tie with Dalhousie Agricultural Campus while the Tommies fell to 6-11 and will finish the season in fifth place.