The St. Clair College men’s volleyball team travelled up the 401 to London on Tuesday night to take on the top ranked Fanshawe Falcons.
The Saints came up against a hot Fanshawe squad and ended up losing the match 3-0. Set scores for Fanshawe were 25-15, 25-20, and 25-20. Oswald Marshall led the way for St. Clair with 12 kills, 2 stuff blocks and 4 digs.
With the loss, the Saints record dropped to 7-9 on the season while Fanshawe improved to 15-1. The St. Clair men are currently ranked 8TH In the OCAA and sit in 7th place in the OCAA West Division while the Fanshawe men are ranked 1st in Ontario and 1st in Canada. The Saints have two more home games remaining this weekend and must win both matches to keep their playoff hopes alive.
The St. Clair men are next in action on Saturday, February 11 when they host the Cambrian Golden Shield at the Sportsplex at 4 pm.
The St. Clair women suffered a tough loss to the Falcons by a match score of 3-2. The set scores for Fanshawe were 23-25, 25-22, 23-25, 25-19 and 15-12. Kaila Crough led the way offensively for the Saints with 12 kills, 1 service ace, 1 block and 6 digs.
With the loss, the Saints record fell to 11-5 on the season while Fanshawe improved to 9-7 . The St. Clair women are currently ranked 3rd in the OCAA and sit in third place in the OCAA West Division while Fanshawe is ranked 6th and in 4th place.
Saints’ newcomer Angela Evans (Panama) was named the OCAA Women’s Volleyball Athlete of the week on Tuesday as well. Evans contributed a match-high 20 points on 15 kills, three blocks and two service aces in St. Clair’s five-set victory at Redeemer on Feb. 24. Since joining St. Clair this semester, Evans is averaging 3.5 points per set in five matches.
The St. Clair women are next in action on Saturday, February 11 when they host the Cambrian Golden Shield at the Sportsplex at 2 pm. The match will be live streamed on www.we-tv.ca
St. Clair plays host to the OCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship presented by belairdirect from Feb. 24-26. As host the Saints are guaranteed a spot in the event. St. Clair will play their first match on Friday, February 24 at 8 pm.