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HAWKS OPEN FINAL 8 ON THURSDAY VS CONESTOGA IN BARRIE

HAWKS OPEN FINAL 8 ON THURSDAY VS CONESTOGA IN BARRIE

ETOBICOKE, ON: The Humber Hawks men's volleyball team, currently ranked as the number six team in the nation, will open the 2018 OCAA volleyball championships on Thursday evening at Georgian College in Barrie with a match-up with a familiar foe in the West Division's Conestoga Condors.

THE MATCH UP – OCAA QUARTER FINALS

Conestoga "Condors"                    vs            Humber "Hawks"
8-10, 6th West                                                    15-3, 2nd West
Thursday, February 22/18
6:00 pm
Georgian College Athletic Centre – Barrie, Ontario

HOW THEY GOT HERE

  • Humber, at home, swept Algonquin in three straight sets
  • Conestoga, on the road, defeated the Canadore Panthers in five sets

2017/18 HEAD TO HEAD

The teams played twice this year in regular season play, with the Hawks winning both matches in three straight sets.

GAME 1

Humber 25, 25, 25

Conestoga 18, 23, 16

 

Dylan Deveceri – 10

Wesley Lau - 10

 

Kamyn Wilkins - 10

Kevin Duong - 9

GAME 2

Humber 28, 25, 27

Conestoga 26, 22, 25

 

Clayton Blanchette – 14

Wesley Lau - 13

 

Dylan Devecseri – 12

Adam Piazza - 10

 

BY THE NUMBERS

CATEGORY

HUMBER

CONESTOGA

Kills

706 – 11th

670 – 15th

Kills Per Set

10.38 – 5th

9.71 – 15th

Hitting %

.247 – 6th

.181 – 15th

Assists

669 – 3rd

612 – 12th

Assists Per Set

9.84 – 4th

8.87 – 10th

Aces

119  - 6th

97 – 11th

Aces per set

1.75 – 4th

1.41 – 10th

Digs

586 – 15th

666 – 9th

Digs Per Set

8.62 – 14th

9.65 – 7th

Blocks

144 – 9th

153 – 7th

Blocks Per Set

2.12 – 7th

2.22 – 5th


SCOUTING CONESTOGA

  • The Condors are led by head coach Wayne Harris. He is a much decorated coach in the OCAA, and has led many fine teams at Redeemer before moving on to Conestoga
  • The Condors squad ranks in the middle of the pack in many of the team statistical categories, topping out on the defensive side of the game in blocks and digs
  • Wesley Law is the hitter of note, and checks in with a fine mark of 4.0 points per set. He is supported by four players with averages above 2.1 pps, led by Jahsan Toney (2.5)

HAWK NOTES

  • Humber has moved up to number six in the national rankings, and has occupied number two in the province for a number of weeks now
  • The team statistical rankings indicate a very balanced squad, with a similarly balanced attack
  • Freshman Dylan Devesceri leads the way with a mark of 4.0 points per set. With him in the line-up, the Hawks are a terrific 14-1. Humber also boasts two players ablove the 3.3 pps mark. Clayton Blanchette, the 2017 OCAA scoring champion checks in at 3.4, and Kamyn Wilkins is close behind, at 3.3

 

HISTORY WATCH

  • Head Coach Wayne Wilkins is second in all-time coaching wins mark at Humber. It currently sits at 330 wins. In his 23 years, his teams have only lost 118 times.

WATCH LIVE!

  • Visit the tournament website for the "WATCH LIVE" links

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