Ax­e­women post 4-1 record at AUS Tour­na­ment

Event hosted by Aca­dia was a gru­elling ef­fort

Annapolis Valley Register - - SPORTS - BY ACA­DIA ATH­LET­ICS WOLFVILLE, N.S.

If you are a volleyball en­thu­si­ast, you would have had your fill this past week­end as Aca­dia Univer­sity was host to 13 AUS women’s volleyball matches.

The War Me­mo­rial Gym­na­sium was site of the an­nual AUS women’s volleyball tour­na­ment that show­cases all six AUS teams.

The week­end was to be­gin with a Thurs­day night match be­tween vis­it­ing Me­mo­rial and Aca­dia, but the game was post­poned to Sun­day at 4 p.m. due to in­clement weather.

The Ax­e­women won all but one match. In their open­ing match against UNB, they came to life af­ter los­ing the open­ing game and de­liv­ered three straight set wins to take a 3-1 match win over the UNB Reds on Fri­day evening.

Sub­way Player of the Game Re­gan Her­ring­ton was wor­thy of the ti­tle, of­fer­ing an amaz­ing 41 as­sists that led to 25-14 and 25-15 wins in the third and four sets.

Lucy Glen- Carter added to Her­ring­ton’s per­for­mance with one of her own that in­cluded a hit­ting per­cent­age of 0.289 on 18 kills. Lau­ryn Ren­zella added 11 kills and 15 digs. Mi­caela Sabean recorded 18 digs.

Faced with two matches on Day 2 of the tour­na­ment (Satur­day), the Ax­e­women de­liv­ered two wins.

The host Aca­dia Ax­e­women posted a three-game sweep of the Saint Mary’s Huskies in the first of two Satur­day games.

Lucy Glen- Carter posted a match high 10 kills and kill per­cent­age of 0.280 in the Ax­e­women’s win over Saint Mary’s.

Glen-Carter, a sec­ond year out­side hit­ter, led the Ax­e­women to a 3-1 win over the Monc­ton Aigles Bleues in their sec­ond match of Day 2. Carter had a match high 13 kills and added one ser­vice ace and eight digs.

Sub­way Player of the Match, Jamie Crocket, recorded nine kills with a hit­ting ef­fi­ciency of 0.900 in three of four sets she played.

In the most highly an­tic­i­pated game of the AUS Tour­na­ment week­end ended in a 3- 0 Dal­housie Tiger win. In a match be­tween the un­de­feated No. 5 Na­tion­ally ranked Tigers and the up and com­ing Ax­e­women fell short of an up­set win for the Ax­e­women.

Crocket was named the Aca­dia Player of the Game for the sec­ond time in the tour­na­ment with five kills. Glen-Carter led the Ax­e­women with six kills and 13 digs. Pey­ton DeWolfe and Ren­zella each posted five kills.

The Ax­e­women volleyball team wrapped the five-match week­end as host of the AUS women’s volleyball tour­na­ment with a 4-1 record and a 3-0 win over Me­mo­rial.

Ren­zella fin­ished with nine kills, 10 digs and two ser­vice aces, while team­mate and Sub­way Player of the Match Clau­dia Yoell added five kills on seven at­tacks, two solo blocks and a ser­vice ace.

Only once dur­ing the en­tire match did Aca­dia trail Me­mo­rial (early in the fi­nal set). The Ax­e­women had a 0.266 team kill per­cent­age and nine ser­vice aces in the win.

Aca­dia head coach Michelle Wood was happy with her team’s per­for­mance in a phys­i­cally gru­elling and de­mand­ing tour­na­ment.

“Play­ing five matches within three days is chal­leng­ing not only phys­i­cally but men­tally as well. We’re for­tu­nate to have the depth within our ros­ter to have been able to max­i­mize our per­for­mance within each match,” said Wood.

“Our area of op­por­tu­nity mov­ing for­ward is clean­ing up our un­forced er­rors that were high­lighted in the matches against Monc­ton and Dal­housie. We will look to bet­ter our per­for­mance in our next match up,” con­cluded Wood.

The Ax­e­women will take on first place Dal­housie when the re­turn from the Christ­mas Hol­i­days on Jan. 10 at Aca­dia.


Jamie Crocket tries to de­liver a kill ver­sus U SPORTS No. 5 Dal­housie de­fend­ers.

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