Game Recap – Men's Volleyball – Jan. 21/17
Conestoga Condors vs. Fanshawe Falcons
(London, Ontario) – On Saturday afternoon at the Glenn Johnston Athletic Centre, the Fanshawe Men's Volleyball team (11-1) defeated the Conestoga Condors (4-8) in three straight sets (25-13, 25-19, 25-8). Fanshawe is in first place in the OCAA West Division and is ranked #1 in Ontario and #3 in Canada.
After starting the first set tied at 1, Fanshawe scored four straight including two massive kills by outside hitter James Jackson, to take a quick 5-1 lead. Jackson continued to dominate, serving three straight aces, putting the Falcons up 11-2. The Falcons took the first set by a final score of 25-13 including six aces. Jackson finished the set with a game-high seven points.
In the second, a pair of kills to start the set by David AuCoin set the tone for Fanshawe. The Condors came back and tied the game at nine but a back row kill by Jackson gave Fanshawe the lead again. The teams went point for point until Fanshawe's Sam Otten scored two straight, giving the Falcons the three point edge. The Falcons pulled away late, finishing the game on a 5-1 run, to take the set 25-19.
The Falcons started the third set right where they left off in the second, jumping out to a 4-0 lead. Fanshawe was all over the Condors at the net, putting up block after block and extending their lead to double digits at 14-4. Fanshawe went on to take the third set by a score of 25-8. Six different Falcons had at least five points in the match as the Falcons won 3-0.
Fanshawe's Top Performers:
James Jackson –14 points (10 kills, 4 aces)
Sam Otten – 11 points (8 kills, 3 aces)
Conestoga's Top Performers:
Charles Nolson – 5 points (4 kills, 1 ace)
Fanshawe returns to action at home this Thursday, January 26, when they take on the Sheridan Bruins (5-6).
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