On Saturday, Feb. 21st, the UNB Saint John Seawolves faced the St. Thomas Tommies for their last regular season game.
With the Men’s Volleyball Alumni behind them, the Seawolves played a quick-paced game with both teams fighting for points.
After the Seawolves lost in the first set 19-25, Blair Doull made a play to remember in the second set, stealing points to make the score 21- 20. Movement in the game was intense and the crowd could feel it.
With a quick tip, Herbert Compagner left the Seawolves with one more point to win. With the crowd behind them at the sold out game, the boys made a game altering come back in the second set, with Captain Nick Fraser stealing the set point and winning the second set 25-23.
The crowd jumped to their feet, their support leaving the Seawolves with a goal and a point to prove to the Men’s Volleyball Alumni that were present.
With both teams tied 1-1, the first points of the third set went to the Tommies— but that did not discourage the Seawolves.
With a great ball placement by Luke O’Grady and a quick play from Patrick Kendall, the gym was quiet with anticipation.
The Seawolves fell short in the fourth set, the Tommies wracking up the points with their fierce plays and taking the set 25-15
Undefeated in the season, the Seawolves continue to push the limits of the Tommies, who are currently the first place Men’s Volleyball team in the ACAA
St. Thomas won the first set points, but UNBSJ’s Fraser kept the team together with a big play that put the Seawolves at 13-10.
Though the Seawolves came up short, losing the fifth set 12-15, there are positive things that can be said about the intense game.
The team worked together and always maintained communication on the court. Even the players on the sidelines communicated with their teammates and remained spirited. The fans in the stands were encouraging, at one point on their feet cheering for the Seawolves.
Everyone made mistakes, but as a team they pulled each other back up, and quickly got back from the mistakes that we’re made, not holding it over the other teammate head. At one point in the game, one player was very discouraged and upset over his mistakes, and as a team they came fourth to help him out, and as a team they made a come back.
During the whole game, the Seawolves played phenomenally and got under the Tommies skin, winning two back-to-back sets.
But this is not the last of the Tommies, the Seawolves will see them again next weekend at playoffs, so don’t count them out just yet.