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Huskies cap off AUS tourney with 3-0 win over UdeM

Huskies cap off AUS tourney with 3-0 win over UdeM

(Wolfville, NS) The Saint Mary's Huskies completed the AUS Tournament with a 3-1 record, after a convincing 3-0 win over Moncton.

 

Olivia Bell led the way for the Huskies with nine kills, while teammate Emilia Conlon grabbed the Subway Player of the Game honours with 29 assists as the Huskies' setter.

 

A see-saw opening set had nine lead changes until a Bethan Smith kill and a Anna Watt service ace gave the Huskies an 24-22 advantage and eventual 26-24 win.

 

Moncton would not let the first set loss deter them in their hopes to grab a second match win. The Aigles Bleues pushed out to a 11-3 lead early in the second set. The Huskies fought back to tie the game at 19 on an Olivia Bell kill. Moncton battled hard to take a 23-20 lead that would vanish on a Bethany Smith kill followed by two consecutive Kennedy Wright service aces and a kill by Anna Watt. The second game concluded with Moncton attack error and 25-23 Aigles Bleues loss.

 

Tied at 14 in the third set, the Huskies pushed ahead with a closing of nine consecutive points awarded to Saint Mary's. Two service aces by Watt and a Moncton attack error concluded the set and match.

 

Ivana Urquhart captured the Player of the Game honours for the Aigles Bleues with a strong weekend of play. Pascale Doiron and Joanie Arsenault each posted eight kills for Moncton.

 

The Huskies improve to 5-4 on the season, while the Aigles Bleues will head home with their first win after a weekend of five games.