Sea-hawks kick off New Year eye­ing play­off run

The Southern Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - BY SHAYNE MENECOLA

It’s been a long-time com­ing, but the MUN Women’s Vol­ley­ball team fi­nally had their home open­ers this past week­end.

The Cape Bre­ton Capers came to town for matches that were post­poned in Novem­ber, due to win­ter weather con­di­tions in Nova Sco­tia. Vet­eran Erin Bursey is back in the line-up af­ter an an­kle in­jury lim­ited her play­ing time dur­ing the fall.

The Sea-hawks have al­ready faced the Capers this sea­son, with the Capers edg­ing out a 3-2 vic­tory in a tight five set match dur­ing the open­ing AUS League Tour­na­ment the end of Oc­to­ber. Although the Sea-hawks have a 1-6 record en­ter­ing the week­end play, they were look­ing to climb in league stand­ings..

The Lady Hawks’ Bas­ket­ball team looked to earn a pos­si­ble eight points in the stand­ings with two wins over long time ri­vals Dal­housie Tigers.

The Hawks were com­ing off a Christ­mas ex­hi­bi­tion se­ries at Con­cor­dia that saw the team go 1-2 in a tough tour­na­ment. The Sea-hawks held third place with a 4-2 record tak­ing on the Tigers, sit­ting in 4th place in league stand­ings with a 2-3 record.

In Men’s Bas­ket­ball, the sea­son was on the line last week­end with piv­otal four point games against the Tigers.

The MUN men’s squad had mixed re­sults dur­ing the hol­i­day break, earn­ing a tough win over Water­loo in a tight 78-74 fin­ish, but los­ing to Toronto and ul­ti­mately Guelph in a hol­i­day ex­hi­bi­tion tour­na­ment at Ry­er­son. The Sea-hawks were 1-5 in the stand­ings wel­com­ing the Tigers with a 1-4 record.

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