ETOBICOKE, ON: The Humber Hawks men's volleyball team, fresh off another gruelling five-set affair on Thursday night at Niagara, will hit the road again with a match in Kitchener on Sunday against the Conestoga Condors.
THE MATCH UP
Humber "HAWKS" @ Conestoga "CONDORS"
9-2, 2nd West 4-7, 1-10, 7th West
Sunday, January 21
3:00 pm (or 30 minutes after the conclusion of the women's game)
Conestoga College Athletic Centre – Kitchener, ON
LAST TIME OUT
Humber did their best impression of the "cardiac kids" once again, winning their fourth 5-setter of the season on Thursday. After winning the first set easily, the dropped the next two before responding with wins in the fourth and fifth set for the match win. Kamyn Wilkins led the way with 16 points (7K, 5A, 4B).
LAST TIME OUT VS CONESTOGA
In a 3-0 straight set win, the Hawks won two of the three with relative ease (25-18, 25-15), but had some trouble in the middle set at 25-23. Kamyn Wilkins and Dylan Devecseri led the Hawks on the night with 10 points each. No Condor was able to register double digits offensively.
- Conestoga has never beaten Humber in the 15 all-time meetings between the two squads
- The Condors rank in the middle of the pack of most team statistical categories, topping out 5th in blocks (96)
- Wesley Lau is having a marvellous season, and ranks among the best offensive players in the league with an average of 4.1 points per set
- Ryan Clutton has carried the setting load, and has amassed 302 assists on the season, good enough to place him sixth in the league
- With the battle to be among the best in the West and obtain a home playoff game, the coaching staff knows they cannot take a night off, so look for the Hawks to bring out all the big guns to grab a road win
- Humber has been climbing in the team statistical categories, and everything points to a team that plays solid defence (4th in blocks) and then transitions it over to an offence that is directed by its two great setters (2nd in assists). As well, they continue to serve tough, ranking third in the league
- Dylan Devecseri's individual stats have dipped slightly, but his commitment to his complete game has never wavered. Humber has not lost a match since he entered the lineup in game four of the season. He still tops the Hawks list with a mark of 3.7 pps. Wilkins and Clayton Blanchette are not far behind, at 3.2 pps
- Setting has been incredibly strong, as the duo of Rady Kim (216 assists) and Jake Gomes (127 assists) are among the best in the league
- Head coach Wayne Wilkins is not going away, as with eight straight wins, is staying close to brother Chris's all-time Hawk coaches win record with 324 victories
- Clayton Blanchette has moved up in a number of Humber all-time records, and now sits third in kills (555), and fourth in service aces (70) and fifth in points (665). Based on his averages, he should advance to fourth, possibly third in points, but is a stretch to eclipse anyone else in aces and kills
There will be NO live-streaming Sunday's game.