(Barrie, Ontario) – On Saturday night, the Fanshawe Men's Volleyball team defeated the Algonquin Thunder in three straight sets (25-19, 25-16, 25-22) to capture the OCAA Provincial bronze medal. This is the first time the Fanshawe Men's Volleyball program has won a medal at the championships since the 2006-07 season, where they also earned a bronze.
On Thursday, Fanshawe won their opening game of the tournament versus the George Brown Huskies in three straight sets (25-18, 25-20, 25-17). Fanshawe's left side Kyle Weber earned player of the game honours with his team high 14 points (9 kills, 3 blocks, 2 aces). On Friday night, the Falcons faced the Mohawk Mountaineers in the OCAA semi-finals. Fanshawe took the first set but dropped the next three (25-21, 24-26, 16-25, 14-25) and moved into the bronze medal round. All-Canadian and West Division scoring champion Mathieu Poulin registered 23 kills for Fanshawe in the loss. On Saturday morning, Fanshawe defeated the Niagara Knights in the bronze semi-final game 3-1 (25-23, 25-18, 22-25, 30-28). Poulin had an impressive 30 points for the Falcons, including 26 kills. In the bronze medal final, the Falcons took care of business and won in three straight sets over the OCAA East champion Algonquin Thunder (25-19, 25-16, 25-22). Fanshawe's Derek Braun was named the game's MVP, recording 10 kills and 3 blocks. For his efforts all tournament, Poulin was named as an OCAA Championship team all-star.
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