(HALIFAX, NS) In the second of back-to-back weekend matches, the UNB Varsity Reds beat the Dalhousie Tigers 3-1, with scores of 25-23, 18-25, 25-22 and 25-20.
UNB was able to jump ahead 3-0 early with two quick kills coming from Pascal McCarthy(Fredericton, NB), but the Tigers fought back with a three-point run of their own.
The Tigers gained an edge over the Varsity Reds going into the technical break 16-12 with Graham Schmuland(Calgary, AB) providing three kills and an ace to put the Tigers up. UNB came out of the break with McCarthy delivering kills, as well as causing trouble for the Tigers with his service game and UNB took the first set 25-23.
Kills were traded early in the second, but the Tigers were able to get an advantage just before the technical break with kills from Nicolas Faulkner(Truro, NS) forcing UNB to call a time-out.
Brad Stewart(Wolfville, NS) and Ryan Colpitts(Fredericton, NB) kept the Varsity Reds close by delivering hard kills. Coming out of the time-out, Stewart delivered two quick aces, but the Tigers prevailed 25-18.
Neither team was able to gain much of an advantage early in the third set.
UNB was able to make a four-point run to go ahead 12-9.
The Tigers pushed back and led 16-15 and the break, but the V-Reds earned a 25-22 win to go up 2-1.
In the fourth set, the Tigers made a late effort to stay alive, but a Stewart kill earned UNB the final point and the 25-20 victory.
McCarthy was named the Subway Player of the Match for his team-high 12 kills and three service aces.
The V-Reds and Tigers meet again on Saturday, at UNB's Richard J. Currie Center, their third match of the AUS regular season and UNB's home-opener.
RECAP BY: Kirk Jessome/for Dal Athletics
PHOTOS BY: Trevor MacMillan/for Dal Athletics