Sea-Hawks open pre-season at Scotiabank Invitational
The Memorial women’s volleyball team takes off for pre-season action this weekend as they compete in the Scotiabank Invitational hosted by Dalhousie University. The Sea-Hawks will play four matches on the weekend including games against Saint Mary’s, Windsor, Cape Breton and Acadia.
The weekend exhibition tournament will be an opportunity for the team to build chemistry for the upcoming season.
Sea-Hawks senior middle Angela Peddle is looking forward to getting back on the court.
She said, “This weekend is about learning where we are in training and where we need to go in terms of skill-building and team cohesion. This weekend sets us up for the coming weeks of training to prepare for the regular season,”
Memorial will welcome a number of new faces to the lineup this season. Peddle feels this weekend will be valuable experience for them as they adjust to the caliber of CIS volleyball.
“I hope the younger players get a feel for the pace and competition this league has to offer,” she said. “They will see how other teams compare against us, and they'll learn what they need to work on individually to continue to compete at this level.”
Game times are Friday at 6 p.m. versus Saint Mary’s, Saturday at 12:30 p.m. versus Windsor and 5 p.m. versus Cape Breton, and Sunday at 10 a.m. versus Acadia.
Contributed by Patrick Quigley