Women’s Volleyball Season Opens at UKC

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The Women’s volleyball team opened their season this weekend in Halifax with a 3 to 5 win over the University of Kings College.

The crowd was thoroughly entertained with the fourth and fifth sets being forced to extra points.

“It was a great match today, full marks to Saint John they played very well…on edge all the way through.” Said Paul Hunt, Coach for the UKC Blue Devils who went 0-21 last season.

“Our energy was really great, I think that even when we were down our ability to recover will help us through the season” says Taneesha Dalling, 3rd year business student and Right Side for the Seawolves.

The highlight of the afternoon was the 4th set being forced to 30 points, with the lead switching numerous times between Saint John and King’s.

‘To battle back the way we did is huge…the league is pretty close this year” says Jeff Todd assistant coach of the Seawolves.

As for what lies ahead this year, Todd is excited.

“We’ve changed our offence and defence system from last year and have 8 new players,”

“The ultimate goal is to get to the national championship”

Only time will tell, but as for now the women are off to an exciting start.

As of publication time results were not in for Sunday’s match against Mount Saint Vincent University.

The Seawolves take on Mount Allison this Friday at 7pm in Sackville and their home opener is Sunday, November 8 at noon, against Dalhousie AC.