Sea-Hawks take two in Cape Breton
The women's volleyball team improved to 5-9 with a big series sweep over Cape Breton in Sydney this weekend.
Saturday Memorial 3 Cape Breton 0 (boxscore)
The Memorial Sea-Hawks women's volleyball team came up with a big straight set win in the weekend series opener on Saturday night in Sydney.
The Sea-Hawks and Capers played a tightly contested opening set that Memorial edged the Capers 26-24 to take the momentum.
The Sea-Hawks would go on to take the second and third sets to close out the match 3-0. The second set score was 25-21 and the third was 25-20.
Memorial continued to use a balanced attack in the win. This time sophomore right side Lauren Miller led the way with a match-high 10 kills. Rookie Jill Snow and fourth year Angela Peddle each had 9 kills in the win.
Memorial's defense was also sharp in the win. Sparkplug libero Samantha Jubinville-Mah and Snow each had 11 digs while Miller added 10.
Hayley Bremner and Gillian Ricketts continued to split time at setter. Bremner had 22 assists while Ricketts had 20.
Sunday Memorial 3 Cape Breton 1 (boxscore)
The Sea-Hawks women's volleyball defeated the Cape Breton Capers 3-1 on Sunday to take both games of a weekend series in Antigonish.
Set scores were 26-24, 25-21, 20-25, 25-23.
Memorial once again showcased their team depth with every player in the lineup giving head coach Bill Thistle a contribution on Sunday.
Lauren Miller capped off a good weekend with a team-high 14 kills while Angela Peddle and Chantel Jones added 13 and 10 respectively. Five Sea-Hawks had double-figure digs with Laura Carmanico's 18 leading the way.
Gillian Ricketts had 33 assists and 13 digs. Krista Hogan was the player of the game for Memorial with 5 kills and 10 digs off the bench.
Memorial improved to 5-9, which is good enough for fifth in the AUS standings. Cape Breton fell to 1-15.
The Sea-Hawks will host Saint Mary's (7-7) next Friday and Saturday at the Field House.