(St. John's, NL) The Memorial Sea-Hawks women's volleyball team opened their season with a 3-0 (25-23, 25-18, 25-23) sweep of the Moncton Aigles Bleus on Friday night at The Field House.
Although the Sea-Hawks earned a sweep, there were a lot of tense moments throughout the match, which could have gone to either side. Moncton has their best chance in the 3rd set when they jumped out to a 10-1 lead, behind 5 service aces from Bailey Lemieux. Memorial kept cutting into the Aigles Bleus lead, finally tying the match 17-17, before closing out the set 25-23.
Memorial Head Coach John Slauenwhite was pleased to get the victory, but thinks his team has lots to improve on and hopes to see that from his side tomorrow night.
"I thought we battled all night for a tough victory. We were hesitant at times but will be even better in tomorrow's match as we grow as a team."
Memorial was led by Sarah Dawe (Mount Pearl, NL) and Kier Fey (Selkirk, MB) who combined for 25 kills in the victory. Dawe provided 11 kills, 14 points, and 18 digs, while Fey finished with 14 kills, 14.5 points, and 15 digs.
Alison Poynter (St. John's, NL) dished out a game-high 34 assists for the Sea-Hawks,
Moncton rookie Bailey Lemieux was a standout in the loss, providing 7 kills, 7 aces, and 16 points. Also, providing offense for the Aigles Bleus was Christelle Bertin, who finished with 13 points, while adding 16 digs.
The Subway Player of the Game was Kier Fey from the Sea-Hawks.
Memorial and Moncton return to the court tomorrow evening at 7:00pm for their second of three matches this weekend. As always, the game will be available on AUStv.ca.