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St. Clair College Volleyball Review February 11 2018

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St. Clair College Volleyball Review February 11 2018

The St. Clair College men’s volleyball team wrapped up their OCAA regular season with two big wins at home on the weekend.

On Friday night, the Saints took on the Mohawk Mountaineers and came away with a convincing 3-0 win.  It was a must win game to guarantee the Saints a playoff spot.  Game scores for St. Clair were 26-24, 25-15 and 25-15.   Jared Niziolek (Windsor) had a solid game with 7 kills, 3 stuff blocks and 6 digs.  Ubert Batista (Panama) also had a good match with 5 kills, 3 stuff blocks, 1 service ace and 1 dig. The loss dropped Mohawk’s record to 6-10 on the year.

On Saturday, the Saints took on the Conestoga Condors and came away with a thrilling 3-2 win.  Game scores for St. Clair were 32-30, 18-25, 22-25, 25-21 and 15-6.  The loss moved Conestoga’s record to 7 wins and 10 losses on the season. The Condors are currently ranked 10th in the OCAA.  Niziolek led the way offensively with 14 kills, 1 stuff block, 1 service ace and 10 digs. Setter Robert Carter (Wallacetown) had a great game dishing out 53 assists spreading the ball around well while also picking up 1 kill, 2 service aces, 2 stuff blocks and 12 digs.

The St. Clair men end the regular season with a record of 10-8 which is tied for 4th place in the tough OCAA West Division. The St. Clair men are currently ranked 7th in the OCAA. However, due to tiebreakers they will finish 5th and go on the road for a playoff game next weekend against the 4th place team in the East Division. The winner of that match will advance to the OCAA Championship in Barrie the following weekend.

The St. Clair College women’s volleyball team wrapped up their OCAA regular season with a split at home this weekend.

On Friday night, the Saints took on the Mohawk Mountaineers and suffered a heartbreaking 3-2 loss.  After struggling and losing the first two sets the Saints bounced back to take the next two sets but came up just short in the fifth set. Game scores for Mohawk were 25-21, 25-20, 22-25, 9-25 and 15-13.   Kaila Crough (Tecumseh) led the way offensively with 15 kills, 3 service aces, 1 stuff block and 6 digs.  Jessica Masse (Cottam) also had a solid match with 14 kills, 5 stuff blocks and 5 digs. The St. Clair women are currently ranked 2nd in Ontario and 13th in Canada. The win improved Mohawk’s record to 10-6. The Mountaineers were ranked 6th in the OCAA heading into the match.

On Saturday, the Saints took on the Conestoga Condors and came away with a solid 3-0 win.  Game scores for St. Clair were 25-13, 25-17, and 26-24.   Kiana Gelissen (LaSalle) had a solid match with 5 kills, 2 stuff blocks and 1 service ace in 2 sets played. Andie Suthers (Tecumseh) also chipped in with 6 kills in 2 sets played. The loss dropped Conestoga’s record to 3-14 on the season.

The women ended the regular season with a record of 13-5 which is good for 3rd place in the tough OCAA West Division. The Saints will now host the Georgian Grizzlies (Barrie, ON), who finished 6th in the East Division on Saturday, February 17th at 7 pm at the Sportsplex. The winner of the match will advance to the OCAA Championship in Toronto the following weekend.