(HALIFAX, NS) The Dalhousie Tigers continued their undefeated season with a 3-1 win over the UNB Varsity Reds on Friday. This was the fourteenth consecutive win of the season for the Tigers who are a perfect 14-0. The Varsity Reds have yet to record a win, falling to 0-14.
It was a balanced attack from Dal, as six different players had at least six kills. The Tigers were lead by outside hitter Mieke DuMont(Kamloops, BC) with 10 kills, and Emma Ciprick(Binscarth, MB) with 9.
The Tigers took an early 7-3 lead in the first set and didn't look back.
Six service errors from UNB pushed the Tigers on to a 25-16 win.
Dalhousie came into the second set with the same energy they finished the first with, racing out to a 10-2 lead.
Again the Tigers would not look back, cruising to a 25-11 win.
The Varsity Reds showed improved energy in the third set, getting quality digs and capitalizing on several kill opportunities. The Tigers, on the other hand, had a tough time keeping their kill attempts in the boundary lines.
Strong serving from Kuciak helped the Varsity Reds to an early 7-3 lead.
With the teams deadlocked at 21, the Varsity Reds turned up the heat.
A kill from Taylor Hutchinson(Bridgewater, NS) propelled the Varsity Reds into the lead. UNB would not let the lead slip, winning the set 25-22.
The fourth set began much the way third did, as the two teams exchanged the first eight points before an emphatic kill by Courtney Baker(Bridgewater, NS) ignited the Tigers to a eight straight points.
UNB would narrow the lead to just two points, but Dalhousie finished the game 25-18.
Both teams are back in action Saturday at 2:00pm.
RECAP BY: Dal Athletics
PHOTO BY Samantha McDonald/for Dal Athletics