Volleyball teams to face test in Quebec
The men's and women's volleyball teams are off to Quebec to participate in interlock tournaments where the teams of the AUS compete against the teams of the RSEQ.
This weekend is the first interlock tournament of the year for the Sea-Hawks as they travel to Montreal for four matches against the universities of the Quebec conference.
The tournament starts for the Sea-Hawks (2-2) on Friday night at 9pm EST against the host McGill Martlets (4-6).
Saturday the Sea-Hawks take on the Sherbrooke vert et or (7-3) at 12pm EST and the Montreal Carabins (6-4) at 7pm EST. Sherbrooke are the newest additions to the CIS top 10 having cracked the list as the eighth ranked team this week. Montreal is also nationally ranked at ninth in the country.
To close out the tournament the Sea-Hawks take on the first place team in the RSEQ, Laval rouge et or (8-2) at 2pm EST. Laval are currently the fifth ranked team in the CIS.
Memorial is coming off a pair of home losses to Dalhousie. Memorial coach Bill Thistle will be looking for a better effort this weekend.
Veteran middles Angela Peddle and Chantel Jones have been big for Memorial so far this season. Both players are in the top five in the AUS in hitting percentage. The pair are also one and two in the league in blocks per set, with Jones leading the league with 1.77 per set and Peddle second at 1.31 per set.
The Memorial men's volleyball team will compete in their second interlock tournament of the season against the talented Quebec teams this weekend.
On Friday night the Sea-Hawks start their weekend by taking on the host team, Montreal Carabins (3-4) at 7pm EST.
The men play two games on Saturday. The first game of the day is at 2pm EST against Laval Rouge et or (7-0). Laval is currently holding the first place in the RSEQ and are the fifth ranked team in the country.
Saturday night the men take on Sherbrooke Vert et or (3-4) at 9pm EST to close out their weekend.
Memorial is coming off a competitive weekend against Dalhousie.
Senior outside hitter Drew Stephens has been outstanding for Memorial so far this season. Stephens is leading the conference in kills and is currently second in the country in kills per set with 4.48. Senior setter Brad Pitcher is currently third in the AUS with 206 assists.
Memorial Coach Luke Harris will be looking for solid effort from his team to close out the first half of the season this weekend.