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December 4, 2017

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL:

 

The #5 CCAA ranked Fanshawe Men's Volleyball squad stretched their unbeaten streak to nine games with a 3-0 win over the St. Clair Saints last Wednesday night.

 

Fanshawe opened the first set with a kill from Cole Jordan (London, ON), who currently sits second in the OCAA in average kills per set, with 4.18. St. Clair counterattacked with a pair of kills of their own and took a 6-4 lead. The Falcons tied it at 8 on a kill by Will Otten (Delaware, ON). A huge block by Jacob Scobie (Hamilton, ON) would then give Fanshawe the lead. The Falcons would hold on to that lead and take the first set 25-19. Jordan led Fanshawe with seven points after the opening set.

 

St. Clair had a good start to the second set, going up 6-5. Rookie Jacob Kloosterhof (South Hampton, ON) got a Fanshawe point on a kill, but the Saints would still hold the lead midway through the set. David Gundrum (Port Elgin, ON) had a massive kill to swing the momentum in Fanshawe's favour. The Falcons went on a 3-0 run to take the lead and went on to win the second set 25-21. 

 

Fanshawe would keep up their persistent attack in the third set with a left-side kill by Will Otten. St. Clair responded with back-to-back points of their own to tie the game 9-9. The two teams continued to exchange points throughout the set until Jordan gave the Falcons a one-point advantage on a massive kill. A well-placed tip by Jordan would then extend the lead to 21-18 and Fanshawe would close out the match by winning the third set 25-22. Jordan finished the match with 16 points.

 

Fanshawe will look to remain undefeated in their next match on Thursday, December 7, on the road versus the Mohawk Mountaineers.

 

 

 

Upcoming Games:

Thursday, Dec. 7:

#5 Fanshawe @ Mohawk – 8pm

Saturday, Dec. 9:

Conestoga vs. #5 Fanshawe – 8pm

*originally scheduled for Jan. 10/18

 

 

 

 

 

 

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL:

 

The #14 nationally ranked Fanshawe Women's Volleyball team protected their second place standing in the OCAA West Division with a 3-2 victory over the St. Clair Saints last Wednesday.

 

The Falcons started the first set on a 5-1 run, with a tip and a block by last week's OCAA Women's Volleyball Athlete of the Week, Shannon Morelli (London, ON). The Saints made a run of their own to cut the lead to two, but a kill by Fanshawe rookie Ainsley Acton (Lucan, ON) would end that run. St. Clair would stick with the Falcons and tie the game at 21. After a long rally, the Saints would take the lead and hold on to take the first set 25-23.

 

It was an evenly matched second set as the teams traded points. The Falcons had a kill from Mattea Deleary (Ridgetown, ON) that excited the home crowd. St. Clair continued to pressure Fanshawe, and held a 15-13 lead midway through the set. A service ace by Meghan Morelli (London, ON) tied the game at 17. Back-to-back kills by Shannon Morelli then put the Falcons up two. Fanshawe would go on and win the second set 25-21.

 

The Saints came out strong in the third set and went up 6-0. A nice dig by Jamie McKee (London, ON) resulted in a Fanshawe point, as the Falcons regrouped and cut the deficit to two, 13-11. Unfortunately, St. Clair would maintain the lead and go on to win the set 25-20.

 

The Saints would continue their momentum in the fourth set and took a 10-7 lead. Shannon Morelli recorded her 18th point of the game with an ace that tied the game 11-11. A huge kill by Acton brought the crowd on their feet and gave the Falcons a slim 16-15 lead. Darian Gropp (Kitchener, ON) then had a service ace of her own to extend the home team's lead to two. A hit by Fanshawe's Katie Stewart (Gananoque, ON) won the Falcons the set by a score of 25-21.

 

Acton opened the final set for the Falcons with two hits, followed by a McKee ace, but the Saints stayed within reach. Fanshawe continued their attack with a massive kill by Deleary to give the red and white a 10-7 lead. St. Clair made things exciting by tying the score at 14, but Fanshawe was able to hang on and won the set 17-15 to take a 3-2 match victory. Shannon Morelli finished with a match-high 25 points.

 

 

Upcoming Games:

Thursday, Dec. 7:

#14 Fanshawe @ Mohawk – 6pm

Saturday, Dec. 9:

Conestoga vs. #14 Fanshawe – 6pm

*originally scheduled for Jan. 10/18

 

 

MEN'S BASKETBALL:

 

The Fanshawe Men's Basketball squad went 1-0 last week, defeating the Lambton Lions on Thursday night by a score of 84-67 to move into fourth place in the strong OCAA West Division. 

 

The Lions opened the game with a shot from behind the arc, but the Falcons would quickly respond with a 3-pointer of their own from Chris Parker (Toledo, OH). Sean Clendinning (Orillia, ON) would then split two defenders and score a midrange jumper. The two teams would exchange baskets until a put back by D'Andre Austin gave the home team the lead. After the first quarter, Fanshawe led 19-14. Parker started the Falcons off in the second with a stop and pop bucket. A great pass from Jake Clendinning (Orillia, ON) resulted in a D'Andre Austin (Toronto, ON) and-1. Fanshawe extended their lead to 25-15 on another bucket and a foul from forward Lex Van Iperen (Englehart, ON). Lambton's 3-point shooting kept them within reach, but the Falcons held a 45-32 lead at half-time.

 

In the third quarter, Lambton would open with a 3-pointer. Fanshawe answered with a jumper from rookie Hanani Ujullu (Kitchener, ON). The Lions would hit yet another triple to cut Fanshawe's lead to nine points. The Falcons stepped it up midway through the third and went on a 12-0 run. Jake Clendinning would hit a big 3-pointer, followed by a massive Ujullu dunk. Parker would then have a nice drive to the basket for another two points. Fanshawe had a 70-49 advantage after three quarters, behind ten points from Ujullu. The teams traded points in the fourth quarter, but the Lions could not recover from their third quarter deficit. The Falcons won by a final score of 84-67. Parker led Fanshawe with 24 points and 8 rebounds.

 

The Falcons next game will be on the road against the Niagara Knights on December 13.

 

 

Upcoming Games:

Wednesday, Dec. 13:

Fanshawe @ Niagara – 8pm

*originally scheduled for Jan. 10/18

 

 

 

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:

 

The Fanshawe Women's Basketball team, who are currently ranked #14 in the nation, defeated the Lambton Lions by a final score of 70-29 last Thursday night.

 

The Falcons started the game strong, netting 14 straight points before the Lions scored a bucket. Fanshawe's defense stifled Lambton, as the Falcons got back-to-back steals on defensive possessions. A drive and dish from Chuot Angou (London, ON) resulted in a Kaleigh Morris (London, ON) layup to extend Fanshawe's lead to 22-3. In the second quarter, the Falcons continued their offensive pressure with a Claire Dechet (Sarnia, ON) stop and pop. Shooting an impressive 52% from the field in the first half, the red and white held a 42-15 lead going into the locker room.

 

In the third quarter, Morris would open the scoring for Fanshawe with a midrange shot from the wing. Ali Vlasman (Mount Elgin, ON) then drew an offensive foul, as the Falcons continued to play strong defense. A drive from Amanda Milmine (Aylmer, ON) resulted in two made free throws and Mikhaila Wright (London, ON) added a triple to extend the home team's lead to 59-21 after 30 minutes of play. The fourth quarter began with a strong drive to the basket from Maddy Kielar (Newmarket, ON). Offensive rebounds by second-year guard Haly Hawkins (London, ON) gave the Falcons extra offensive possessions. Maggie Jarvis (London, ON) then drove past her defender and found Taylor Evans (London, ON) for a layup. Fanshawe went on to win the game 70-29. Angou filled the stats sheet with 13 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals.

 

Fanshawe will play against the Niagara Knights in Welland on Wednesday, December 13 in their final first semester game.

 

 

Upcoming Games:

Wednesday, Dec. 13:

#14 Fanshawe @ Niagara – 6pm

*originally scheduled for Jan. 10/18

 

 

 

What you need to know about the Falcons…

 

Women's Volleyball student-athlete Shannon Morelli and Men's Basketball student-athlete Sean Clendinning were named the Fanshawe Falcons Supplement Source student-athletes of the Month for November.

 

… Fanshawe Curling Head Coach Barry Westman, along with Fanshawe Falcons alumni Rachelle Vink, Tess Bobbie and Chantal Duhaime are currently participating in the 2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Curling Championships as members of Team Tippin. The Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings will decide the four-player teams that will represent Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in February in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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