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HAWKS TO FACE TOUGH ROAD BATTLE IN BATTLE OF 2018 OCAA FINALISTS

HAWKS TO FACE TOUGH ROAD BATTLE IN BATTLE OF 2018 OCAA FINALISTS

ETOBICOKE, ON: The Humber Hawks, coming off an emotional loss to the league leading Fanshawe Falcons on Saturday afternoon at home, will take to the road to Welland for a rematch of the 2018 OCAA title game with the Niagara Knights.

THE MATCH UP

Humber "Hawks" @ Niagara "Knights"
5-2, 3rd West               5-2, 3rd West
Thursday, November 29/18
6:00 pm
Niagara College Athletic Centre – Welland

LAST TIME OUT VS NIAGARA

As mentioned above, these two teams met for OCAA Gold in February, with the Hawks winning in three straight sets 25-22, 25-7, 25-20. Although Humber won in three, the key to the match was Humber's ability to withstand a rally by Niagara in the first set, outlasting the Knights for the set victory. After a dominant performance in the second set, it was Humber that was able to close out the last set with a strong, late push. Former Hawks Breanna Golding and Nicole Collard led the way offensively for Humber, scoring 13 and 12 points, respectively.

HISTORY VS NIAGARA

Humber is 25-0 all-time in regular season games vs Niagara: 12-0 at home, 13-0 on the road

SCOUTING NIAGARA

  • After a 1-2 start, Niagara is on a roll, securing four straight wins
  • They return a number of key players, seven in total, including fourth-year star Jordan Koslowski
  • Koslowski leads the team with a mark of 4.3 points per set, which places her third in the league rankings
  • Natasha Spaling takes over the reins as head coach of the Knights
  • By The Numbers
  • Kills: Jordan Koslowski – 88
  • Assists: Montanna Taylor – 144
  • Aces: Jordan Koslowski, Zeniah Pinnock – 14
  • Digs: Madelyn Berg – 58
  • Blocks: Tamara Edwards - 10 

HAWK NOTES

  • It has been ten seasons (2007/08) since the Hawks lost two regular season games, and the two losses tie the total of what they have dropped in the last ten seasons. They have not suffered three losses in a season since 2000-01
  • Second-year middle Alex Krstonosic has vaulted up the Hawks leaderboard and now leads the team in offensive average at 3.1 points per set
  • Kyla Wilkins solidified her standing as one of the best players in the country, with a 30 dig performance against Fanshawe on Saturday. She has now surpassed the 500 dig mark for her career, which is an all-time Humber record
  • By The Numbers
  • Kills: Julia Watson - 52
  • Assists: Alex Bartman - 136
  • Aces: Alex Bartman - 9
  • Digs: Kyla Wilkins - 89
  • Blocks: Alex Krstonosic – 10

HISTORY WATCH

  • With every game, Kyla Wilkins builds on her all time digs mark at Humber, and now sits at 501
  • Head Coach Chris Wilkins continues to lead broth Wayne in all-time Hawk coaching wins, by a margin of 346 to 339

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