(London, Ontario) – On Saturday afternoon, the Fanshawe Men's Volleyball team (16-1) defeated the Boreal Viperes (0-17) in three straight sets by scores of 25-15, 25-10 and 25-19. With the win, the Falcons have clinched first place in the OCAA West Division and will have a bye to the OCAA Provincial Championship February 23-25 at Mohawk College. The Falcons, who are ranked #1 in the CCAA National Rankings, are currently on a 12 game winning streak.
Both teams made some early unforced errors but the Falcons settled down and a big block by Alec Bugler fired up the home team. Back-to-back aces by Kevin Best pushed the Falcons lead to five. Fanshawe took over in the second half of the set and won 25-15. The Falcons started the second with blocks by both Jacob Scobie and Best, setting the tone early in the set. Mike Liscumb took over in the middle, with a number of huge kills for the Falcons. Fanshawe pulled away and took the second set 25-10. The start of the third set was close, with the Falcons only leading by one midway through the set. After the Falcons took an eight point lead behind some tough serving by Bugler, Boreal crept back and kept the game close but Fanshawe went on to win the set 25-19. In another balanced attack, four Falcons all scored in double figures.
Fanshawe's Top Performers:
Sam Otten – 11 points (9 kills, 2 aces)
Kevin Best – 10 points (6 kills, 4 aces)
Boreal's Top Performers:
Christian Mian – 9 points (7 kills, 2 blocks)
Fanshawe will play their final regular season game on Sunday, February 12, when they host the Cambrian Golden Shield (2-14) at 3pm.
The Fanshawe Falcons are proud to host the 2017 CCAA Men's Volleyball National Championship from March 9-11. Tournament passes are now on sale for $30 at the front gate of all Fanshawe Falcons home games, at the Fanshawe Athletics office (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm) as well as the Fanshawe Biz Booth (Monday to Thursday, 9am-8pm and Friday 9am-7pm). Falcons Platinum Packs are also available at the Fanshawe Athletics office for $100 and include a premium reserved seat along the baseline, special pass holder's entrance and access to the new Falcons Suite, which will have free pizza and a cash bar during Falcons evening games.
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Sports Information Officer - Fanshawe Athletics
1001 Fanshawe College Blvd. London, ON N5Y 5R6
Office: 519-452-4430 x6105 | Cell: 519-777-7849