Final games of the volleyball regular season this weekend
The men's and women's volleyball teams are both in action this weekend in their final regular season games. The women's team will host the Acadia Axewomen and the men are on the road against the Dalhousie Tigers.
The Sea~Hawks (5-11) wrap up their regular season with a two game series against the visiting Acadia Axewomen (2-14). Memorial will look to shake off two tough losses against SMU last weekend that included a nail-biting five set match on Saturday. This weekend will also be the final regular season home games for senior athlete Chantel Jones. Sunday morning will be Senior Day which will feature a special presentation to Jones to recognize her time and dedication to the Sea~Hawks program.
Acadia will not be competing in post-season play but still have some weapons that Memorial will have to be aware of. Meg Rector, a fourth year right side hitter out of Milton, Ontario, is currently third in AUS in kills per set and is the focal point of Acadia's offence.
Memorial continues to lead the league in blocks per set piling up 2.70 on average. This is in large part due to the dominance of Jones, who is leading the entire CIS in the category with 1.37 blocks per set, and veteran middle Angela Peddle, who also ranks in the top 10 in the country.
Game times are 7pm Saturday and 11am Sunday.
The weekend games will be webcast live
The Sea-Hawks (1-14) will travel to Halifax to take on the Dalhousie Tigers (9-6) this weekend in the final games of the AUS men's volleyball regular season. The games were originally scheduled for January but were postponed after Memorial was unable to travel due to weather. Memorial last faced Dalhousie in their home opener in November, when Dalhousie won both matches.
Memorial will look to build on the resilient effort they displayed against the UNB Varsity Reds this past weekend. The Sea-Hawks pushed the Reds in a thrilling five set afternoon game last Saturday at the Field House.
Senior outside hitter Drew Stephens has been on fire all season with 3.91 kills per set. Fourth year middle Nathan Tilley has also been playing very well for Memorial as of late. Darryl Prowse also put in a strong supporting effort in the tough loss and will look to build on one of his best games in AUS competition against the Tigers.
Stephens and Brad Pitcher will player their final games in the red and white this weekend.
Dalhousie boasts one the best defensive hitters in the league in Bryan Duquette. Duquette leads the league with 111 digs and will get plenty of sets as he averages 2.43 kills per set, good enough for fifth in AUS.
Game times are 7pm Friday and 12pm Saturday.
The games will be webcast live