Sea-hawks kick off New Year eyeing playoff run
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.