Falcons Weekly
November 28, 2016

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL:

 

The Fanshawe Men's Volleyball team went 2-0 last week and are on top of the OCAA West Division with 14 points.  The Falcons are ranked #5 in the CCAA National Rankings.

 

On Tuesday, Fanshawe was on the road versus the Conestoga Condors (2-5).  The Falcons came out on fire, winning the first set 25-12.  Fanshawe didn't let up, winning the next two sets by scores of 25-18 and 25-19, enroute to the straight sets victory.  James Jackson led the team in points with 19 and the Falcons put up 11 blocks as a team.

 

Saturday afternoon, the Falcons hosted the Humber Hawks (5-1).  In the first, Humber jumped ahead 7-2 and the Falcons could never recover, dropping the set 25-18.  Fanshawe came out with more energy in the second and forced the Hawks into making a number of errors.  The Falcons rolled to the 25-14 victory to even the match at one game apiece.  Fanshawe would take control of the match and win

 

 

the next two sets 25-13 and 25-19.  Jackson would lead the team with 15 kills, while Mike Liscumb would finish with five kills and six blocks.

 

Fanshawe is back at home again on Friday, December 2, when they take on the Redeemer Royals (5-2) at 8pm.

 

Upcoming Games:

Friday, Dec. 2:

Redeemer vs. #5 Fanshawe – 8pm

Wednesday, Jan. 11:

#5 Fanshawe @ Redeemer – 8pm

Thursday, Jan. 12-15:

NCAA Boston Exhibition Tour

 

 

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL:

 

The Falcons Women's Volleyball team went 1-1 last week and are in seventh place in the OCAA West Division standings.

 

Tuesday night, the Falcons travelled to Conestoga to take on the Condors (0-7).  Fanshawe looked in control and took the first set 25-15 but the Condors stormed back and took the second set 25-20.  The next two sets were very close but the Falcons would prevail, taking both by scores of 25-23.  Lindsay Wilcox would lead the Falcons offense with 18 kills and two aces.

 

On Saturday, the Falcons hosted the CCAA #2 ranked Humber Hawks (6-0).  In the first, Fanshawe led 3-1 before the Hawks went on a 12-1 run to take over the set.  Humber would win 25-11. The Falcons would battle in the next two sets but ultimately the Hawks would win by scores of 25-17 and 25-16.  Wilcox and Renee McCormick both finished the match with five points.

 

Fanshawe returns to action on Friday, December 2, when they host the Redeemer Royals (3-4) at 6pm.

 

Upcoming Games:

Friday, Dec. 2:

Redeemer vs. Fanshawe – 6pm

Wednesday, Dec. 28-31:

Fanshawe @ Humber Tournament

Wednesday, Jan. 11:

Fanshawe @ Redeemer – 6pm

 

 

MEN'S BASKETBALL:

 

The Falcons won their only game last week, improving their record to 5-3.  The Falcons are tied for second place in the OCAA West Division standings with 10 points.

 

On Friday night, after giving up a free throw on the first possession of the game, Fanshawe scored eight straight points against Mohawk. After a timeout, Mohawk came right back with 10 straight of their own and eventually led 27-22 at the end of the quarter.  Fanshawe started the second on an 8-0 run to take the lead, including a pair of steals followed by layups by Moses Orozco Rayo.  Fanshawe continued to push and went on an amazing 21-2 run. At the half, the Falcons led by 12. In the third, both teams slowed down the pace of the game.  Fanshawe and Mohawk traded baskets back and forth and halfway through the quarter, the Falcons still led by 12 points, 66-54.  With 25 seconds left in the quarter, Mohawk took their first lead since early in the second quarter, 72-71.  The Falcons retook the lead early in the fourth but the Mountaineers pounded the ball inside, making a number of baskets right at the rim. After being down by as many as seven, Connor Therrien hit two consecutive three pointers to close the gap to just one with six minutes remaining.  With 4:30 left in the game, Orozco-Rayo hit a deep three pointer to give the Falcons the lead that they wouldn't relinquish.  Fanshawe knocked down all of their free throws down the stretch, to win the game by a final score of 100-92.  Five Falcons scored in double figures including Orozco-Rayo (18), Therrien (12), Alfred Johnson (12), Felip Pejic (11) and Jake Price (11).

 

Fanshawe is on the road on Wednesday, November 30, when they head to Niagara College to take on the Knights (5-1).

 

Upcoming Games:

Wednesday, Nov. 30:

Fanshawe @ #6 Niagara – 8pm

Tuesday, Dec. 27-28:

East/West Tournament @ Centennial

Wednesday, Jan. 11:

Fanshawe @ #2 Sheridan – 8pm

 

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:

 

The Fanshawe Women's Basketball team dropped just their third game of the year last week and are now in fourth place in the OCAA West Division rankings.

 

The Mountaineers hit a three pointer to open the scoring but Fanshawe's Laura Vere hit one of her own on the next possession to tie the game. Over the next five minutes, Mohawk went on a 13-7 run and took a 16-10 lead with a minute left in the quarter.  After a Fanshawe timeout, the Falcons scored four straight to close out the first, only trailing Mohawk by two, 16-14.  With 3:30 left in the half, Fanshawe's Ali Vlasman knocked down a free throw to tie the game 26-26.  Unfortunately, Mohawk finished the quarter on a 10-6 run and led 36-32 at halftime.  Mohawk started the third on a 5-1 run, extending their lead to eight.  The Falcons battled right back with baskets in the lane by Vlasman and Kaleigh Morris.  With two minutes left in the quarter, Fanshawe trailed by nine but finished the quarter on their own 6-1 run, and were once again only down by four.  In the fourth, both teams traded baskets early but the Mountaineers continued to hold the lead.  Halfway through the fourth, Mohawk led by nine, 69-60, and the Falcons called a timeout.  Fanshawe was outscored 25-13 in the fourth quarter as the Mountaineers when on to win the game by a final score of 79-63.  Warren had her second consecutive double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds while Wright led all Falcons in scoring with 14 points.

 

Fanshawe returns to action on Wednesday, November 30, when they travel to Welland, Ontario to take on the Niagara Knights (5-2).

 

Upcoming Games:

Wednesday, Nov. 30:

Fanshawe @ Niagara – 6pm

Friday, Dec. 2:

Fanshawe @ Delta (EX) – 5:30pm

Friday, Jan. 6-7:

Fanshawe @ Seneca Tournament

 

For more information on Fanshawe Athletics:

Web - www.fanshawec.ca/athletics

Phone - 519-452-4430 x6105

Email – rthorpe@fanshawec.ca