Volleyball teams open season at Interlock tournaments
Women’s Volleyball team in Fredericton for Interlock
(Oct. 23, 2013) The Memorial women’s volleyball team will begin their season in Fredericton this weekend at the first Interlock tournament of the year. The Sea-Hawks will play four matches over the weekend.
The Sea-Hawks open the weekend with a game against McGill at 7 p.m. on Friday. They will be back on the court on Saturday for matches against Sherbrooke at 1 p.m. and Laval at 7 p.m. They will close out the weekend on Sunday against Montreal at 11 a.m.
The teams of the Quebec conference have dominated recent interlocks but Memorial coach Bill Thistle feels this Memorial team has the tools to compete.
He said, “In preseason we played very well. On our Montreal trip we took teams to five sets and were in control of a lot of the play. If we can bring that form to UNB and finish sets strong then we’ll do well.”
Senior middle Angela Peddle has noticed a good progression in the team’s practices heading into the regular season.
She said, “We’re really looking to reduce our errors as they have hurt us in sets so far. We have been coming together as a team and will be finishing sets stronger, reducing the gaps in our runs, and putting an end to other teams runs to keep the momentum.”
Men’s Volleyball open season at Interlock
(Oct. 23, 2013) The Memorial men’s volleyball team opens their regular season schedule with a weekend trip to Halifax where Dalhousie will host the first Interlock tournament where the teams of the AUS compete against the teams from Quebec.
The Sea-Hawks will play three games over the two-day tournament. The Sea-Hawks will open the season Friday night when they play Sherbrooke at 6 p.m. They will then play a pair of games on Saturday with Laval at 11 a.m. and Montreal at 8 p.m.
Memorial will have a number of new players on the team this season. Leadership will come from fifth year middle Nathan Tilley and fourth years Josh Ennis and Kendal Schmidt.
The Sea-Hawks competed at a preseason tournament and head coach Luke Harris was pleased with the potential that he saw.
He said, “The team has a high ceiling. There were times during exhibition that we played very well and I’ll be looking for the guys to compete at the level I know they can this weekend.”
Contributed by Patrick Quigley