Volleyball teams hit the road
The men's and women's volleyball teams are on the road this weekend. The women's team will compete at Moncton and the men will travel to Dalhousie for the third interlock tournament where the teams of the AUS compete against the teams of the RSEQ.
The Sea-Hawks are coming off a big win against St. FX on Tuesday that showcased the team's depth despite being without one of their top performers in Sam March.
The Sea-Hawks have gotten a good contribution from a number of players this season. Most recently rookie outside hitter Jill Snow has shown tremendous improvement. Right side Lauren Miller was also effective for Memorial against St. FX. The team will rely on its depth to beat teams with veteran middles Chantel Jones and Angela Peddle giving a solid presence at the net.
Moncton also relies on a team-based attack with five players averaging nearly two kills per set. Crissy Roy is their statistical leader on the attack with 2.17 kills per set. She also has a good serve and is seventh in the league in service aces.
Memorial (3-7) are currently sixth in the AUS standing and Moncton (6-5) are second. However the standings are logjammed with only six points separating second to sixth place. A pair of wins for either team will be big for securing a favorable playoff position for the AUS Championship in February at the Field House.
Game times are 7pm Saturday and 11am Sunday in Moncton.
The Memorial men's volleyball team (1-9) will compete in their third interlock tournament of the season against the talented Quebec teams this weekend in Halifax. The Sea-Hawks will pay three matches in two days.
On Friday night the Sea-Hawks start their weekend by taking on the Montreal Carabins (4-8) at 6pm.
The men play two games on Saturday. The first game of the day is at 11am against Laval Rouge et Or (11-0).
Saturday night the men take on Sherbrooke Vert et Or (5-6) at 6pm to close out their weekend.
Memorial will be looking to improve their record with a win on the weekend. The team is healthy after a long break due to the postponed trip to Dalhousie last weekend.
Drew Stephens has been having an all-star calibre year for Memorial while Nathan Tilley has also upped his game in his fourth year of eligibility. Stephens is currently leading the AUS in kills and kills per set.