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HAWKS FACE FAMILIAR FOE IN OCAA QUARTER-FINAL MATCH-UP WITH SHERIDAN

HAWKS FACE FAMILIAR FOE IN OCAA QUARTER-FINAL MATCH-UP WITH SHERIDAN

ETOBICOKE, ON: The Humber Hawks women's volleyball team, by way of their crossover playoff win over George Brown on Saturday, will continue the quest for their twelfth consecutive OCAA women's volleyball title at 3:00 pm this Friday afternoon at Cambrian College in Sudbury. Sheridan, who upset the highly ranked Canadore Panthers in four sets on Saturday, will provide the opposition.

REGULAR SEASON IMPACT

The Hawks ended in third in the West Division with a 14-4 record. They ranked third in the OCAA and 14th nationally.

Sheridan finished in sixth place in the West, not able to get to .500 and checked in with a 8-10 mark.

OF NOTE HISTORICALLY

The two teams have played 44 times in regular season play, with Humber winning 43 times. The only loss at the hands of the Bruins was in 1991. The two teams have met sparingly in playoff action, with Humber winning all match-ups.

ON A ROLL

Humber has won three straight and seven of eight. Their latest win was a four-set home playoff win over George Brown.

With the playoff win over Canadore, Sheridan has won two straight and five of six.

HEAD TO HEAD – THE STAT FACTOR (includes playoff statistics)

 

HUMBER

Rank

SHE

Rank

KILLS

657

8th

557

11th

KILLS PER SET %

9.95

8th

8.98

10th

TOTAL ATTACKS

1888

5th

1598

16th

HITTING %

0.232

5th

0.181

10th

ASSISTS

607

5th

496

11th

ASSISTS PER SET %

9.20

5th

8.00

10th

ACES

155

12th

157

11th

ACES PER SET %

2.35

13th

2.53

10th

DIGS

974

2nd

761

13th

DIGS PER SET %

14.76

2nd

12.27

12th

BLOCKS

98

8th

90

10th

BLOCKS PER SET %

1.48

8th

1.45

9th

 

THREE PLAYERS TO WATCH

Sheridan

  • Tara Aune / # 16 / Outside Hitter / Leads team in PPS average (2.9)
  • Tamia Cooper-Evelyn / # 8 / Middle / Leads team with 132 kills and 24 blocks
  • Celine Blachette / # 15 / Setter / Leads team in assists (367), and 30 aces

Humber

  • Julia Watson / # 8 / Outside / Leads team in PPS average (3.0)
  • Rossella Falcomer / # 12 / Middle / Third on team in blocks (13), second on team in kills (76)
  • Alex Bartman / # 16 / Leads team in assists (419) and aces (29)

WHO'S ON FIRE

Sheridan

  • The pair of Shi-ann Williams and Tamia Cooper-Evelyn combined for 28 kills and 33 total points in their season ending win over Conestoga

Humber

OF NOTE

Former Hawks setter Celine Blanchette transferred into a new program at Sheridan after graduation from Humber and has been an impactful player in the Bruins line-up. She will be supported by her parents, as she was with every game she put on a Humber uniform, who will surely be in the crowd on Friday.

THE SIDELINE REPORT

Scott Hunt, the head coach of the Sheridan Bruins, has vaulted the Bruins into the upper echelon of OCAA teams since he took over the helm five years ago.

Chris Wilkins is the winningest coach in Humber history, and now holds a mark of 356 OCAA and CCAA league and playoff wins, against only 47 losses. As mentioned earlier, he has led his team to eleven straight OCAA titles and his winning streak of 156 games was finally cut off earlier this year.

WATCH "LIVE" ONLINE

You can catch all of the action on: https://livestream.com/cambriangoldenshield

CHAMPIONSHIP WEBSITE

http://ocaachampionships.com/championships/wvbl/2018-19/index