HAWKS AT HOME FOR FIRST OF THREE TO END FIRST HALF

ETOBICOKE, ON: In what is the first of three consecutive home games to end first-semester action, the Humber Hawks women's volleyball team will host the Niagara Knights on Wednesday night at the Humber Athletic Centre.

THE MATCH UP

Humber "HAWKS" vs Niagara "KNIGHTS"
6-0, 1st West                 4-1, 3rd West
Wednesday, November 22/17
6:00 pm
Humber Athletic Centre – Etobicoke

LAST TIME OUT

The Hawks played on Saturday afternoon at Sheridan, and scored a 3-0 straight set victory (25-16, 27-25, 25-18) over the host Bruins. Although the match was won in three, it took a come-from-behind second set win to ensure the match would not be extended. Veteran Devan O'Connor led the Hawks on the day with 17 offensive points, based on 10 kills, 4 service aces and 3 blocks. Breanna Golding and Nicole Collard also scored in double digits, with 14 and 10 points, respectively.

SCOUTING NIAGARA

  • The two teams have met 23 times in OCAA regular season play, with the Hawks sweeping the all-time match-up
  • Niagara's only loss is sandwiched between 4 wins, was a 3-0 sweep at the hands of Mohawk at home
  • Rachel rivers (4.3 pps) and Jordan Koslowski (3.6 pps) continue to be the go-to players for the Knights
  • Setter Melissa McFadden ranks in the top ten in assists (123) and assist per set average (7.69)

HAWK NOTES

  • Humber returns home after a three-game road trip, which saw the Hawks win all three matches by a combined 9-2 set wins
  • They rank high in a number of key categories, including hitting percentage (.323, 1st), block total (53, 2nd), blocks per set (2.65, 2nd) and assists (206, 4th)
  • Three Hawks check in with point per set averages above 3, with Breanna Golding leading the way at 4.2 pps

HISTORY WATCH

  • The Hawks are currently on a run of 136 OCAA league and playoff wins, the longest record of its kind in history
  • Head Coach Chris Wilkins continues to build on his all-time wins mark for a Humber coach, as it now sits at 323. He has only lost 41 of the 364 games played – an astonishing winning average of .887
  • Libero Kyla Wilkins is flirting with some all-time numbers in digs. She is on a pace to have her best year as a Hawk and could move up into the top three – possibly first, overall in career digs

WATCH LIVE

The game will be "live-streamed" on the Hawks Sports Network – HSN2.

CLICK HERE for the link.

NOTABLE SOCIAL MEDIA SITES

Humber Athletics Website

http://humberhawks.ca/landing/index

Humber Women's Volleyball Website

http://humberhawks.ca/sports/wvball/index

OCAA Website

http://ocaa.com/landing/index