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January 22, 2018

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL:

 

The #4 CCAA ranked Fanshawe Men's Volleyball team defeated the #8 ranked Redeemer Royals last Thursday night three sets to none. The Falcons remain undefeated in OCAA play, and lead the West Division with a record of 12-0.

 

Redeemer started the match strong, opening with a 7-4 lead over the Falcons. Fanshawe would tie the game at 10 on a block from Mike Liscumb (Ilderton, ON). The Falcons got a well-placed tip from setter Sebastian Lethbridge (London, ON) to give them a slim 14-12 advantage. Then, back-to-back kills by Cole Jordan (London, ON) got the home team rolling, extending Fanshawe's lead to 20-16. The Falcons used that momentum and didn't look back, taking the first set 25-18.

 

The Royals got out to an early lead again in the second set, 6-3. Fanshawe rebounded to tie the game at eight with a killer serve from Zach Albert (Brampton, ON), making his Falcons OCAA debut. As expected, the two teams traded points throughout the set. The Falcons then had massive kills by Albert and Sam Otten (Delaware, ON) to give the home team a 17-15 advantage. Fanshawe's high-powered offense wore down the Royals and the Falcons went on to win the second set 25-19.

 

Both teams came to play in the third set, with neither team able to take more than a one-point lead for almost half the set. Huge kills by Jordan and Sam Otten got the home crowd on their feet, but the Royals did not let up. Fanshawe continued their strong offense with a back row pipe attack from Albert to finally give the Falcons a two-point advantage, 14-12. Redeemer then came back to tie the set at 16, as it continued to go back and forth between the two teams. Jordan then gave the home team the 21-19 lead with an outstanding right-side kill. Fanshawe completed the three set sweep, winning the final set 25-21. Jordan led the Falcons in the match with 15 kills and 4 aces.

 

Fanshawe will look to continue their win streak versus the Sheridan Bruins on the road on Wednesday, January 24 at 8pm.

 

Upcoming Games:

Wednesday, Jan. 24:

#4 Fanshawe @ Sheridan – 8pm

Saturday, Jan. 27:

FALCONS FEST

Niagara vs. #4 Fanshawe – 3pm

 

 

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL:

 

On Thursday evening, the #14 nationally ranked Fanshawe Women's Volleyball team opened 2018 with a 3-0 sweep of the Redeemer Royals, extending their win streak to eight matches.

 

The Falcons opened the scoring with a left-side hit by London native, Meghan Morelli. The Royals stayed within reach, but a kill by Fanshawe rookie Ainsley Acton (Lucan, ON) gave Fanshawe a 14-12 advantage midway through the first set. Redeemer then went on a run and took the lead 16-15. After a long rally, Mattea Deleary (Ridgetown, ON) had a huge block to tie the game at 18. Fanshawe found themselves down 24-23, but focused serving by Meghan Morelli gave the Falcons the next three points and the Falcons would take the first set 26-24.

 

Fanshawe used their momentum and started the second set with back-to-back points from Shannon Morelli (London, ON). Good defense followed by a service ace from Katie Stewart (Gananoque, ON) gave the home team a 16-11 lead. A huge kill from Lynda McArdle (London, ON) and a massive block by Kim Hardy (Melbourne, ON) excited the crowd, as the Falcons extended their lead to 22-14. Fanshawe would go on to win the set 25-16.

 

The Falcons started the final set on a 4-0 run with hits from Acton and Meghan Morelli. Redeemer narrowed the gap with a couple of points of their own, however Fanshawe's attack was too much for the Royals to handle. Another ace from Stewart gave the home team an 18-10 advantage. Despite Redeemer's best efforts, the Falcons took the set 25-21 to win the match 3-0. Meghan Morelli led Fanshawe with 13 points in the match.

 

Fanshawe's next match will be on Wednesday, January 24 at 6pm, when the Falcons travel to Sheridan to take on the Bruins.

 

Upcoming Games:

Wednesday, Jan. 24:

#14 Fanshawe @ Sheridan – 6pm

Saturday, Jan. 27:

FALCONS FEST

Niagara vs. #14 Fanshawe – 1pm

 

 

 

MEN'S BASKETBALL:

 

The Fanshawe Men's Basketball team was on the road last Friday, when they travelled to Ancaster to take on the CCAA #8 ranked Redeemer Royals.

 

The Falcons had a strong start, shooting 55% from the field in the first half to give Fanshawe a 46-34 advantage after the opening 20 minutes of play. Unfortunately, Redeemer stepped up their defense in the third quarter and outscored the Falcons 23-7 to take the lead. Despite Fanshawe's best efforts to come back in the fourth, the Royals went on to win the game 73-67. Sean Clendinning (Orillia, ON) had 19 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals for the Falcons.

 

Fanshawe's next game will be on Wednesday, January 24 in Windsor versus the St. Clair Saints at 8pm.

 

Upcoming Games:

Wednesday, Jan. 24:

Fanshawe @ St. Clair – 8pm

Saturday, Jan. 27:

FALCONS FEST

Mohawk vs. Fanshawe – 7pm

 

 

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:

 

The Fanshawe Women's Basketball squad defeated Redeemer 71-61 last Friday night in Ancaster.

 

The Falcons took the lead early in the game, opening on a 5-0 run. Fanshawe would continue to control the second quarter and stretch their lead to 41-27 at the half. Redeemer made an impressive push in the second half, outscoring the visiting Falcons 34-30, but Fanshawe would hold on for the ten point victory. Third-year shooting guard Mikhaila Wright (London, ON) recorded her 89th career 3-pointer, making her Fanshawe's all time leader in that category, passing Michelle Brown's (1996-2000) previous record of 88. London native, Chuot Angou, contributed 26 points for the Falcons, including going 4 for 8 from three point range and 6 for 6 from the charity stripe. Angou also added 5 steals and 4 rebounds.

 

The Falcons will face St. Clair on the road on Wednesday, January 24 before hosting #10 Mohawk on Saturday, January 27 for Falcons Fest.

 

Upcoming Games:

Wednesday, Jan. 24:

Fanshawe @ St. Clair – 6pm

Saturday, Jan. 27:

FALCONS FEST

#10 Mohawk vs. Fanshawe – 5pm

 

 

BADMINTON:

 

The Fanshawe Badminton team competed in the St. Clair tournament over the weekend.

 

In Women's Singles competition, Falcons Riley Hogan (Sault Ste. Marie, ON) made it to the ‘A' flight semi-final. Fanshawe's Sahil Sahil (India) also got to the ‘A' flight semi-final of Men's Singles. Falcons San Dang (London, ON) and Olivia Bellingham (Brantford, ON) took home the ‘C' flight Championship in Mixed Doubles beating out fellow Falcons Hogan and Daryn Van Herk (Monkton, ON) 21-18, 16-21, 22-20.

 

The Badminton team will be back in action on February 2-3, when they travel to University of Toronto, Mississauga for the OCAA West Regional.

 

 

Attention Falcons Fans!

Fanshawe Athletics annual Falcons Fest will be held on Saturday, January 27 at the Glenn Johnston Athletic Centre. The quad-header will include free food, soft drinks and swag while supplies last!

 

The schedule for Falcons Fest is:

#14 Women's Volleyball vs. Niagara – 1pm

#4 Men's Volleyball vs. Niagara – 3pm

Women's Basketball vs. #10 Mohawk – 5pm

Men's Basketball vs. Mohawk – 7pm

 

 

 

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