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November 6, 2017

 

CROSS COUNTRY:

 

On November 11, the OCAA champions from Fanshawe will compete in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Cross Country National Championships. They will be host by Collège Lionel-Groulx in Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec. The Falcons Men's team is ranked #1 in the CCAA, while the Women's team is ranked #4.

 

 

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL:

 

The #7 nationally ranked Fanshawe Men's Volleyball team defeated the Humber Hawks on Sunday, three sets to one (23-25, 25-23, 25-22 and 25-10).

 

Falcons recruit Cole Jordan (London, ON) had the first home kill of the season for Fanshawe. Then, a massive left side hit and an ace by Will Otten (Delaware, ON) gave the Falcons an 8-6 lead. The Hawks would stay within reach with a couple of strong kills of their own. With the score tied at 20, Fanshawe's Mike Liscumb (Ilderton, ON) excited the crowd with a huge block. Humber regrouped and would then take the 24-23 lead with a service ace and unfortunately go on to win the first set 25-23.

 

To start the second set, Humber continued where they left off, scoring the first two points. The two teams traded points throughout the set, and the score was tied once again at 14-14. Points from Falcons Sam Otten (Delaware, ON) and David Gundrum (Port Elgin, ON) gave the home team a slight advantage. Fanshawe would capitalize on a few Humber errors down the stretch and take the second set, 25-23.

 

Fanshawe would start the third set with a kill and ace by Jordan to take the early lead. A nice set by Gundrum to Jordan would extend the Falcons lead to 11-5. Fanshawe continued to win the battle at the net with stuff blocks by the Otten brothers and Jacob Scobie (Hamilton, ON). Humber would go on a comeback run to cut the Falcons lead to two points, but that is as close as they would get as Fanshawe won the third set, 25-22.

 

Back-to-back kills from Will Otten and Jordan got the home team going in the beginning of the fourth set, forcing Humber to call a timeout. Fanshawe would use that momentum and extended their lead to 14-4 on a commanding kill from Sam Otten. Liscumb put the exclamation point on the game with a block that brought the crowd to their feet, as the Falcons rolled to a 25-10 victory. Jordan led Fanshawe with 18 kills, 2 blocks and 1 ace.

 

Fanshawe will look to continue their winning streak when they host the Sheridan Bruins on Saturday, November 11 at 6pm.

 

Upcoming Games:

Saturday, Nov. 11:

Sheridan vs. #7 Fanshawe – 6pm

Saturday, Nov. 18:

#7 Fanshawe @ Redeemer – 3pm

 

 

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL:

 

Last Sunday, the #9 CCAA ranked Fanshawe Women's Volleyball team fell to the #5 ranked Humber Hawks by scores of 25-8, 25-21 and 25-17.

 

In the first set, the Hawks came out strong and took an early 14-5 lead. Fanshawe responded with a tip from rookie Ainsley Acton (Lucan, ON), unfortunately Humber would continue to overpower the Falcons as the Hawks went on to win the first set 25-8.

 

Fanshawe started the second set with back-to-back points from Meghan Morelli (London, ON). Humber answered with a couple of kills of their own to retake the lead. The teams traded points as the score was 14-10 in favour of the Hawks midway through the set. The Falcons would stay within reach with a huge kill by Acton that excited the home crowd. A well-placed shot by Shannon Morelli (London, ON) would bring the Falcons within three points of the Hawks. Unfortunately for Fanshawe, a number of service errors prevented them from catching up and Humber went on to win the set 25-21.

 

Fanshawe took the lead in the third set 4-3, but it would be short lived as the Hawks relentless attack continued. A pair of nice blocks by fifth-year Darian Gropp (Kitchener, ON) got the Falcons going, but it wasn't enough as the Hawks went on to win the third and final set 25-17. Meghan Morelli led Fanshawe with 14 kills in the match.

 

Fanshawe returns to action on Saturday, November 11, when they host the Sheridan Bruins at 4pm.

 

Upcoming Games:

Saturday, Nov. 11:

Sheridan vs. #9 Fanshawe – 4pm

Saturday, Nov. 18:

#9 Fanshawe @ Redeemer – 1pm

 

 

 

MEN'S BASKETBALL:

 

The Fanshawe Men's Basketball team fell to the Niagara Knights in a thrilling game last Thursday night by a final score of 61-60. 

 

Good ball movement by the Falcons gave them a 17-15 lead after the first quarter of play. Niagara then stepped up their defense and went on a 10-1 run to start the second. Seven straight points from Sean Clendinning (Orillia, ON) got the Falcons back in the game before the end of the half, as the Knights held a 33-26 advantage going into the dressing room. Clendinning led Fanshawe in the first half with 12 points.

 

The third quarter began with a left-handed layup by Lex Van Iperen (Englehart, ON) followed by a midrange jumper by Chris Parker (Toledo, OH). Clendinning then stripped the ball from Niagara's hands and went down to score a triple to continue Fanshawe's run. The Falcons tied the game 43-43 on a Mohammed Alor (Winnipeg, MB) shot from behind the arc. In the fourth, a pair of Van Iperen free throws gave Fanshawe their first lead of the half. The defensive battle continued, as rookie Hanani Ujullu (Kitchener, ON) had back-to-back blocks for the red and white. With 22 seconds left in the game, Niagara would hit a bank 3-pointer to take the one point lead. Parker then would hit a huge midrange shot to reclaim the lead for the Falcons. Unfortunately, with four seconds left on the clock, Niagara was fouled while shooting a three pointer. The Knights then made two of three from the line to gain the one point advantage and hold on for the win, 61-60. Fanshawe's key contributors were Sean Clendinning and Parker, who had 18 and 16 points respectively.

 

The Falcons next game takes place on the road against Mohawk on Wednesday, November 8.

 

Upcoming Games:

Wednesday, Nov. 8:

Fanshawe @ Mohawk – 8pm

Saturday, Nov. 11:

Fanshawe @ UTM – 4pm

 

 

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:

 

Last Thursday, the #14 CCAA ranked Fanshawe Women's Basketball squad defeated the Niagara Knights by a final score of 64-46.

 

Fifth year forward Ali Vlasman (Mount Elgin, ON) opened the scoring for the Falcons with a layup that was followed by two free throws from Mikhaila Wright (London, ON). The Knights and Falcons would trade buckets until Morgan Wagg (Sarnia, ON) found Wright for an open 3-pointer with 44 seconds left in the first quarter. Fanshawe's Chuot Angou (London, ON) took away Niagara's chance of responding with a steal and layup to put the home team up 17-8 after the first. In the second, another beautiful pass by Wagg resulted in an Angou layup. The Falcons would continue to run the Knights down, as Angou found Vlasman sprinting the floor for another two fast break points. At the half, Fanshawe led Niagara 34-18.

 

In the second half, a series of nice passes by Wright and Angou resulted in points from Vlasman and Claire Dechet (Sarnia, ON). Niagara would respond with a couple of 3-pointers to cut the Fanshawe lead to 15, but a clutch midrange shot from Kaleigh Morris (London, ON) would seal the deal. The Falcons defense proved too much for the Knights and Fanshawe went on to win the game 64-46. Angou had 19 points, 5 rebounds, 5 steals, and 4 assists for the Falcons and Vlasman added 16 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds.

 

Fanshawe will hit the court again Wednesday, November 8 when they will travel to Hamilton to take on the #10 Mohawk Mountaineers.

 

 

Upcoming Games:

Wednesday, Nov. 8:

#14 Fanshawe @ #10 Mohawk – 6pm

Saturday, Nov. 11:

#14 Fanshawe @ UTM – 2pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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