(London, Ontario) – The Fanshawe Men's Volleyball team (15-1) won their OCAA West Division leading 11th game in a row, defeating the St. Clair Saints (7-9) in three straight sets (25-15, 25-20, 25-20). Fanshawe is in first place in the OCAA West Division and in ranked #1 in the CCAA National Rankings.
Fanshawe's James Jackson brought the Glenn Johnston Athletic Centre to their feet on the first point of the match, with a kill that bounced into the top row of the stands. The Saints made a number of hitting errors in the set, giving Fanshawe an early lead. The Saints came back behind some tough serving by Oswald Marshall-Cabezas but the Falcons offense was too much. Fanshawe took the first set 25-15.
In the second, the Saints led 7-4 early in the set but a huge stuff block by Andre Foreman fired up the Falcons. Fanshawe retook the lead 15-14 after a pair of kills by Nate Van Camp. The Falcons scored seven straight points to take a commanding 20-14 lead. Fanshawe would take the set 25-20.
Fanshawe jumped ahead 5-2 in the third set and never looked back. Kills by Evan Ravn and David AuCoin in the middle continued to score against the Saints. With the Falcons leading 18-12, the Saints called timeout but it was too late. Another balanced attack for the Falcons led Fanshawe to the win, 25-20, with five different players scoring at least six points in the match.
Fanshawe's Top Performers:
Nate Van Camp – 13 points (11 kills, 2 aces)
James Jackson – 11 points (8 kills, 2 aces, 1 block)
St. Clair's Top Performers:
Oswald Marshall-Cabezas – 13 points (12 kills, 1 block)
Jared Niziolek – 5 points (4 kills, 1 block)
Fanshawe is back in action at home this weekend as they wrap up their regular season schedule. On Saturday, February 11, the Falcons host the Boreal Vipers (0-16) at 3pm and then the Cambrian Golden Shield on Sunday, February 12, also at 3pm.
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