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HAWKS ROLL PAST MOUNTAINEERS, 3-0

HAWKS ROLL PAST MOUNTAINEERS, 3-0

By: E. Garro

ETOBICOKE, Ont -- It took three sets for the Humber Hawks women's volleyball team (7-0, 1stWest) to defeat the Mohawk Mountaineers (5-3, 4th West) and continue their domination over the OCAA.

In the first matchup of the season between these two teams, the Hawks were undefeated and the Mountaineers had won four in a row. The Hawks continued their fine form on the year, being in control from the opening serve to match point.

Humber came into the match undefeated and had won all eight previous games against Mohawk including 24 of 25 sets.

The final scores in the sets were 25-18, 25-11, and 25-16. The largest deficit the Hawks faced was when they were down 5-1 in the third and final set, before turning it around and taking the match.

As a team, Humber had a hitting percentage of .356, while holding their opponents to .060.

Second-year outside hitter and CCAA Player of the Week Devan O'Connor (Milton) led the Hawks with 15 points (10 kills, three aces, two blocks), tying her season-high.

O'Connor had some help from first-year outside hitter Breanna Golding (Pickering) who continued her great play. She finished the game with 13 points (seven kills, four aces, two blocks). Golding has been quite the acquisition, fitting into the starting line-up and wreaking havoc on opponents whether she's going up for a kill or serving.

On the defensive side of things, Alley Newman (Kitchener), a fifth-year middle had five blocks. It was one shy of her career-high six, which she set in a game against Conestoga in November 2014.

Humber will now get ready for this Sunday's match when they host the St. Clair Saints (6-1, 2ndWest). Game time is set for 1 pm.