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November 27, 2017

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL:

 

The #6 nationally ranked Fanshawe Men's Volleyball team went 2-0 last weekend with 3-0 wins over Boréal and Cambrian, extending their winning streak to eight games.

 

Last Saturday versus the Boréal Vipers, the Falcons started the game with two straight kills by Alec Bugler (London, ON) and Jacob Kloosterhof (South Hampton, ON). A killer serve by Sam Otten (Delaware, ON) extended Fanshawe's lead to double digits, 17-7. Boréal struggled to contain the red and white's high powered offense, and the Falcons went on to win 25-9.

 

Fanshawe maintained their momentum in the second set with back-to-back kills from Jared Bugler (London, ON) and Otten. The Vipers stayed within reach with a couple of hits of their own. Falcons middle, Mike Liscumb (Ilderton, ON) gave the home team a 3-point advantage, 14-11, midway through the set with a well-placed tip. Fanshawe would not let up, and pulled away to win the second set 25-16.

 

In the third set, the Falcons picked up where they left off and took an early lead. Kills from Alec Bugler and Jacob Scobie (Hamilton, ON) made the score 16-9 in favour of Fanshawe midway through the set. The Falcons would never look back and went on to win the third set 25-16 and ultimately took the match 3-0. Alec Bugler led Fanshawe with 13 points, including 9 kills and 4 aces.

 

On Sunday afternoon, an outstanding match from Otten led the Falcons to victory over the Cambrian Golden Shield. Cambrian stuck with Fanshawe in the first set, but the Falcons came out with the 25-21 win. In the second set, Fanshawe showed their dominance both offensively with kills from Otten, and defensively with blocks from Liscumb and Scobie. The Falcons won the second set by a commanding score of 25-9. Fanshawe finished the game with a 25-23 third set win. Otten led the Falcons with 22 points, including a match-high 18 kills and 3 aces.

 

Fanshawe will look to remain unbeaten on Wednesday, November 29, when they will host St. Clair at 8pm.

 

 

Upcoming Games:

Wednesday, Nov. 29:

St. Clair vs. #6 Fanshawe – 8pm

Thursday, Dec. 7:

#6 Fanshawe @ Mohawk – 8pm

Saturday, Dec. 9:

Conestoga vs. #6 Fanshawe – 8pm

*originally scheduled for Jan. 10/18

 

 

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL:

 

The #13 CCAA ranked Fanshawe Women's Volleyball team extended their winning streak to four in a row with double wins this past weekend.

 

On Saturday against the Boréal Vipers, the Falcons came out strong in the first set, with hits from Renee McCormick (Waterloo, ON) and rookie Katie Stewart (Gananoque, ON). Lindsay Wilcox (Waterdown, ON) then had a nice kill to continue the home team's momentum. The Falcons continued to soar, as their defense stifled the Viper's offense and Fanshawe took the set 25-10.

 

Fanshawe grabbed an early lead in the second set with a well-placed serve from Stewart. Tarea Heshka (Erin, ON) had an outstanding kill to spark the Falcons offense. London native, Lynda McArdle continued the offensive pressure with a kill of her own. Darian Gropp (Kitchener, ON) then recorded her second service ace of the game. Despite Boréal's best efforts, the Falcons would go on to win the set 25-16.

 

The Falcons had back-to-back kills from McCormick and Kim Hardy (Melbourne, ON) to start the third set. A great dig by Gropp that resulted in a Wilcox point extended Fanshawe's lead to 17-8. The Falcons would take the match with a 25-10 third set win. McCormick had a match-high 11 kills and 8 aces.

 

Fanshawe then played against Cambrian and won 3-1. In the opening set, Fanshawe fell to the Golden Shield by a score of 25-23. The Falcons would step their game up in the second set. Kills from Meghan Morelli (London, ON) and Ainsley Acton (Lucan, ON) sparked the Falcons offense, while Shannon Morelli (London, ON) and Gropp were on fire, with 8 and 4 service aces respectively. Fanshawe went on to win the next three sets 25-20, 25-13 and 25-21. Shannon Morelli finished with a game high 20 points, recording 12 kills and 8 aces.

  

 

Upcoming Games:

Wednesday, Nov. 29:

St. Clair vs. #13 Fanshawe – 6pm

Thursday, Dec. 7:

#13 Fanshawe @ Mohawk – 6pm

Saturday, Dec. 9:

Conestoga vs. #13 Fanshawe – 6pm

*originally scheduled for Jan. 10/18

 

 

 

 

MEN'S BASKETBALL:

 

The Fanshawe Men's Basketball team were 1-1 against CCAA top-10 ranked opponents last week.

 

Last Thursday, the Falcons upset the #5 nationally ranked Redeemer Royals by a final score of 89-76. 

 

Fanshawe started off strong in the first quarter against the tough Redeemer squad. A 3-pointer from Chris Parker (Toledo, ON) and a solid drive to the basket by Sean Clendinning (Orillia, ON) got the Falcons going. Jake Clendinning (Orillia, ON) then drew an offensive foul, which sparked a Fanshawe run. The home team held a slim 18-16 lead, behind 11 points from Parker after the opening ten minutes.

 

Redeemer took a brief lead midway through the second quarter before five straight points from Sean Clendinning gave the Falcons the lead again. Fanshawe's defense continued to stifle Redeemer, forcing them into two shot clock violations. Forward Lex Van Iperen (Englehart, ON) had a buzzer-beater put-back at the end of the half to extend Fanshawe's lead to 40-33.

 

The Royals came out strong in the second half, going on a 12-0 run at the beginning of the third quarter. The Falcons responded with back-to-back buckets from Filip Pejic (Hamilton, ON). Unfortunately for the Falcons, Redeemer found their stroke and hit four triples in the third quarter, taking a 60-55 lead.

 

In the fourth, Fanshawe regained the momentum and the lead with three triples from Parker, Sean and Jake Clendinning. A great hustle play by Mohammad Alor (Winnipeg, MB) resulted in a Redeemer turnover and two free throws for Alor, who made both. The Falcons continued to pour it on offensively with buckets from Parker and Sean Clendinning. Fanshawe's Hanani Ujullu (Kitchener, ON) had a huge block to seal the deal, as the Falcons went on to win 89-76, handing the Royals their first loss of the season. Sean Clendinning and Parker had a stellar night, notching 34 and 31 points respectively.

 

On Sunday afternoon, Fanshawe fell to the #9 CCAA ranked Humber Hawks in Etobicoke by a close score of 72-68.

 

A great first half from the Falcons saw them up 18 going into the locker room. Unfortunately, the Hawks would step up their defense in the third quarter and go on a 9-2 run to open the second half. Humber used that momentum and got hot from behind the arc in the fourth quarter, shooting 4 for 5 from the 3-point line to take the lead and the victory. Parker led the Falcons with 26 points and 10 rebounds.

 

 

Upcoming Games:

Thursday, Nov. 30:

Lambton vs. Fanshawe – 8pm

Wednesday, Dec. 13:

Fanshawe @ Niagara – 8pm

*originally scheduled for Jan. 10/18

 

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:

 

The #15 CCAA ranked Fanshawe Women's Basketball team went 1-1 last week, defeating the Redeemer Royals at home last Thursday, before falling to #1 Humber on the road on Sunday.

 

On Thursday versus Redeemer, Fanshawe opened the scoring with a shot from behind the arc from Mikhaila Wright (London, ON). The Royals would then go on a run and take the lead. A bucket from Maddy Kielar (Newmarket, ON) would stop the Redeemer run, however the Falcons still found themselves down 17-14 after one. Fanshawe took the lead in the second quarter on a layup by fifth-year player Ali Vlasman (Mount Elgin, ON). Claire Dechet (Sarnia, ON), would then get a steal and finished with a layup. Redeemer would hold their own though, as the Falcons still only had a one-point lead at the half.

 

The Falcons stepped it up in the second half and opened the third quarter on a 13-0 run with midrange shots from Vlasman, Dechet and Kaleigh Morris (London, ON). Fanshawe guard Chuot Angou (London, ON) then split the Royals defenders to give Fanshawe the 48-38 advantage after three quarters. Despite struggling to hit shots in the final quarter, Fanshawe grabbed numerous offensive rebounds to keep possession. Falcon guard Maggie Jarvis (London, ON) found her way to the rim on a layup. Then, a bank shot from the block by Taylor Evans (London, ON) would seal the deal. The Falcons went on to win the game 65-53. Wright had a double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds.

 

On Sunday afternoon, Fanshawe fell to Humber, the top team in the nation, 95-67.

 

The Falcons managed to stick with the Hawks better than any OCAA team so far this season, and found themselves only down 12 after the first 20 minutes of play. However, Fanshawe had a third quarter lapse that resulted in a 16-0 Humber run. The Falcons were unable to come back from the deficit and therefore suffered their second loss of the season. Vlasman had 15 points and 11 rebounds for Fanshawe, and Angou added 16 points.

 

 

Upcoming Games:

Thursday, Nov. 30:

Lambton vs. #15 Fanshawe – 6pm

Wednesday, Dec. 13:

#15 Fanshawe @ Niagara – 6pm

*originally scheduled for Jan. 10/18

 

 

 

 

CURLING:

 

The Fanshawe Women's and Men's Curling teams participated in their first bonspiel of the 2017/18 season this past weekend. Both teams finished in fourth place in the Seneca Sting Challenge. Their next bonspiel will be January 26, 2018 at Niagara.

 

 

 

What you need to know about the Falcons…

 

The Fanshawe Men's Curling team received their 2017 CCAA National Championship rings at halftime of the Women's Basketball game versus the Redeemer Royals last Thursday.

 

At the National Championship, the Falcons took home the gold medal and had two CCAA All-Stars and a CCAA Coach of the Year award. The rings were produced by Baron Championship Rings in Windsor, ON.

 

Below are the members of the 2017 CCAA Men's Curling National Championship team;

 

Charlie Richard – Skip

Tyler Twining – Vice

Brady St. Louis – Second

Brandon Twining – Lead

Eric Jones – Lead

Barry Westman – Head Coach

DJ Ronaldson – Assistant Coach

Shirley Westman – Associate Coach

 

 

 

 

 

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