Photo credit: Marta Kierkus
The women’s volleyball team are on a roll after nabbing two wins on a southern Ontario road trip.
The Gee-Gees beat the Windsor Lancers in three close sets on Nov. 15, with the Lancers keeping the deficit to at most five points throughout the match.Windsor’s attacks were strong, but it was the Gee-Gees’ defence that kept them leading the game.
Fifth-year right side Myriam English had a strong game with 15 points, including 13 kills. Following English was second-year right side Kaly Soro with 14 points and 11 kills.
“Our team defence today was crucial. Our players executed the adjustments they needed to on defence,” said head coach Lionel Woods. “Windsor fought and pushed hard the entire match, which for us was the same situation as our first weekend of the season, and we had a much better response today.”
Sunday, Nov. 16, the Gee-Gees went on to play the Western Mustangs. The energy before the game was high, and the Mustangs came in with their best efforts.
During the first two sets, Western defeated the Gees 25-20 with their rookie Kelsey Veltman leading the Mustangs in kills. But it wasn’t long until the Gee-Gees regained energy and responded with powerful kills of their own. Ottawa cleaned up their defence and surpassed Western in the last three sets.
“We made an adjustment that worked well and kept building,” said Woods. “I honestly thought the momentum turned at the end of set two even though we lost. They stayed with it, and we were able to turn the corner.”
Again, the Gee-Gees high leading scorer was Myriam English with 21 points, 15 kills, 12 digs, and four service aces.
The following home games for the Gee-Gees will be on Nov. 22 against Nipissing and on Nov. 23 versus York, both games beginning at 2 p.m.