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HAWKS HAVE SOLID OPENING DAY IN QUEBEC WITH SPLIT

HAWKS HAVE SOLID OPENING DAY IN QUEBEC WITH SPLIT

 Recap by Aideena Wickstrom 

Today the women's volleyball team hit the floor today in the first day of a four game exhibition tour in Quebec, playing both Cégep André-Laurendeau and Bois-de-Boulogne. 

GAME 1: Hawks vs Cégep André-Laurendeau 

During the first set of the weekend, our Hawks came out hard against the Cégep André-Laurendeau Boomerangs. As they quickly grabbed the lead, the Hawks stayed disciplined and pulled away with a 25-21 win.  

In the second set, both teams were neck and neck as they pushed each other to earn points through hard-fought rallies. Slowly, the Hawks lost their footing, causing them to drop the set 23-25.  

Quickly disregarding the last set, the Hawks came back more energetic than ever in the third and fourth matches. Fighting point for point, the Hawks buckled down and grabbed the third set at 25-22 and the fourth and final win at 25-18. 

Julia Watson and Alex Krstonosic crushed the Hawks offence, each earning 11 and 10 kills respectively.  

GAME 2: Hawks vs Bois-de-Boulogne 

The first set in the game against the Cavaliers brought a rocky start to the Hawks. As they struggled to find their footing, they fell under the pressure of a strong opposing offence, dropping the first set 13-25. 

In the second set, the Hawks found their groove and put up a stronger fight against the Cavaliers. Each point included intense rallies, where the Hawks found ways to put the ball away more often, snatching the second set 25-22. 

Our Hawks dominated the third set both offensively and defensively as they ran with an early seven point lead. Then, as Brandy Ferguson dominated the service line, the Hawks downed the Cavaliers 25-11. 

Unfortunately, the fourth set mimicked the first. With a slow and unsteady start, the Cavaliers stole a strong lead which the Hawks were unable to recover from, losing 12-25.  

In the fifth set, the hawks pulled away with a four point lead. This was slowly lost as both teams battled back and forth in long rallies. The women fell just short of the match's victory, losing 15-12. 

Sally Nguyen dominated the net with 7 kills and 4 blocks, while Kyla Wilkins was named Player of the Game for both games. 

Tomorrow the Hawks are set to play another two games, first against Lionel-Groulx at 11:30am, and then versus Edouard-Montpetit at 4:30pm