Preview by Aideena Wickstrom
Etobicoke, ON: The Humber Hawks men's volleyball team (2nd West) is preparing for Wednesday, January 16th, when they will travel to Ancaster. In what will be a packed house, they will take on the Redeemer Royals (3rd West), in a guaranteed intense match.
THE MATCH UP:
Humber Hawks vs Redeemer Royals
Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
Redeemer Athletic Centre
REGULAR SEASON HISTORY VS REDEEMER:
Entering this game, the Hawks hold a 23-11 streak against the Royals. The Royals have won 8 of 17 games that they have hosted.
LAST TIME OUT VS REDEEMER:
The last time these teams faced off was on October 25th, 2018. This was an intense five-set battle between both teams, with the Hawks squeezing away with the victory. The lead athletes in this match were Kamyn Wilkins with 21 kills, and Rady Kim with 14 digs. (27-25, 24-26, 25-13, 24-26, 15-7)
- The Royals are currently 2nd in the OCAA for aces per set and total aces. They boast an average of 2.9 aces per set, and 113 overall.
- So far, Redeemer has won every home game this season
- Entering the 2019 half of the season, the Royals are riding along a five-game winning streak.
ROYALS - BY THE NUMBERS:
- Points per Set Average- Linden Bontkes, 4.2
- Kills- Linden Bontkes, 118
- Assists- Jason Wildeboer, 256
- Service Aces- Brayden Stoffers, 22
- Digs- Wesley Schilstra, 70
- Blocks- Noah Bouius, 16
- As they continue the 2019 season, the Hawks are aided by a strong four game winning streak
- Second year setter Jake Gomes ranks 3rd in the OCAA for assists per set, averaging 8.81.
- Outside Hitter Rafael Hilario stands in 4th place for kills per set with an average of 3.46.
HAWKS - BY THE NUMBERS:
- Points per Set Average- Kamyn Wilkins, 4.0
- Kills- Kamyn Wilkins, 104
- Assists- Jake Gomes, 317
- Service Aces- Jake Gomes, 32
- Digs- Kamyn Wilkins, 69
- Blocks- Maximum Crowder, 13
- After winning 3-0 to St.Clair on January 12th, the Head Coach Wayne Wilkins has come one step closer to regaining the title of most winningest coach. He is now only six wins behind his brother, Coach Chris Wilkins.
You can track the Hawks LIVE during their game with the link below: