The St. Thomas Tommies and UNB Saint John Serawolves faced off in a matchup of the first and second place teams in the ACAA men’s volleyball standings. The Seawolves, looking to close out the season home stand on a high note, came out firing, upsetting the Tommies 3-0 and handing St. Thomas their first loss on the season.
Both sides came out strong to start the first set, looking to take an early lead in the match. The Seawolves took the first set over the Tommies, 27-25.
UNB Saint John continued to play strongly in the second set. St. Thomas managed to keep pace, but began to show signs of faltering, falling 25-21.
Looking to close out the match, the Seawolves came out firing again in the third set, taking advantage of a stumbling St. Thomas team. The Tommies couldn’t manage a comeback and fell for the first time this season, 25-20, losing the match in three straight sets, 3-0.
The Seawolves were led by Chad White who had 19 kills and Thomas Harris, who was tremendous on defense with 17 digs. Matt Smith added 33 assists.
The Tommies received strong efforts from Jason Cannon who had 13 kills and Marc Blinn who added 18 assists and 11 digs.
The Seawolves improved to 6-4 to solidify their second place standing while St. Thomas dropped to 9-1 but still maintain a healthy lead at the top of the league.