The women’s volleyball team had a good week overall, winning two out of their three games. On Thursday, the Mounties squared off against the Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture Rams, winning the game three sets to zero. They dominated the action all match, never allowing the Rams to score more 15 points in any of the three sets. The large margin of victory allowed for everyone to get some floor time and contribute. Morganne Peck led the Mounties with five kills, while Lauren Wentzell added 14 assists. They then followed this victory up with another blowout win against the Université de Sainte Anne Dragons three sets to zero. The Mounties again got contributions from the whole team, with Kayla Vande Kemp leading the way with six kills and six digs and Madison Archibald contributing 11 assists. On Sunday, the Mounties faced a tough test against the top-ranked Mount Saint Vincent University Mystics, falling three sets to zero. The score was not indicative of the Mounties’ play as they showed that they are not far away from developing into an elite team in ACAA. After this past week, the Mounties sit in a tie for third in the ACAA with three games remaining on the schedule. Their next game is Saturday, Feb. 13 at home against Holland College.
The men’s basketball team fell in their only game this week against the top-ranked Holland College Hurricanes 98-65. They were led offensively by Bradley Fuller who scored 17 points and grabbed six boards. Adam Spurrell had a great game on the boards, grabbing 11 rebounds. The loss gives the Mounties five wins and 10 losses on the season and they sit sixth in the ACAA. Their next game is Saturday in Fredericton against Saint Thomas University.
The women’s basketball team played their lone game this week against the Holland College Hurricanes, losing 63-38. After a tough first half, the Mounties outscored the Hurricanes in the second, showing that they can play with top-ranked Holland College. Kathleen Morrison contributed on the boards with 16 rebounds. Sarah McGeachy led the offence with 10 points. The Mounties are now fourth in the ACAA standings and still hold a playoff spot. Their next game is against STU on Saturday in Fredericton.
This past Saturday the badminton Mounties had a tournament in Truro, N.S. The Mounties came away with another victory, taking 86 of a possible 100 points. Highlights include Jaryd Morrissey and Gillian Tetlow winning ‘A’ mixed doubles, and all teams in the ‘B’ category emerged victorious. The Mounties are now getting ready for their championship weekend, which will take place at the University of King’s College Feb. 20 and 21.
In upcoming action, the Mounties varsity swim team will participate in the AUS championships this weekend at Dalhousie University.