Memorial will be travelling to Halifax to face Saint Mary's in a triple header with games scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Friday and Saturday games will get underway at 7 pm (AST) while Sunday will see an early start at 1 pm (AST). All games can be followed through online coverage at AUStv.ca.
The Sea-Hawks will partake in the first games of the new year as the league had been on the scheduled holiday break. Last action saw the Sea-Hawks heading to Moncton to enter a tournament pitting them against all the other teams in the conference. The tournament was a good opportunity to gauge the Sea-Hawks strength and post-season ambitions against the other conference teams. The Sea-Hawks recorded 2 wins and 3 losses and are now 5-3 in the standings. The results of the tournament games for the Sea-Hawks are as follows:
Memorial 3 Moncton 2
Memorial 0 Dalhousie 3
Memorial 3 UNB 1
Memorial 1 Acadia 3
Memorial 1 Saint Mary's 3
By the Numbers
10- The Sea-Hawks and the Huskies are tied in the standings with 10 points each. This weekend's games will prove crucial for both teams in regards to their postseason's aspirations. Acadia has also 10 points, but has one game in hand against both the Huskies and Sea-Hawks.
334- The Sea-Hawks will try to keep their offensive prowess engaged in what promises to be a very tight and contested affair.
1.74 - Tournament action saw the Sea-Hawks improve to 1.74 blocks per set, ranked 3rd in the AUS. The Sea-Hawks will need to run an organized and efficient defense if they want to thwart the Huskies' offensive efforts.
Players to Watch
Emma Hackett (Memorial) - Hackett had a strong tournament weekend and proved to be a key player in the Sea-Hawks' offensive scheme. Hackett leads the Sea-Hawks with 90 kills overall, averaging 3 kills per set. Hackett also leads the team in points per set (3.7).
Anna Watt (Saint Mary's) – Watt leads the Huskies in kills (67) and points per set (3).