(London, Ontario) – On Saturday afternoon, the Fanshawe Women's Volleyball team (10-7) defeated the Boreal Viperes (0-17) in three straight sets by scores of 25-13, 25-11 and 25-8. The Falcons are in fourth place in the OCAA West Division and are ranked #6 in Ontario.
The Falcons jumped ahead 6-0 in the first set, including a pair of aces by setter Darian Gropp. Fanshawe continued to serve tough, finishing the set with eight aces as a team. Fanshawe would win the first set 25-13. In the second, Boreal took a 1-0 lead but a kill by Libby Furtado tied the game at 1. With the score tied 3-3, Fanshawe's Sophia DaSilva served eight straight to give the Falcons a commanding 11-3 lead. Fanshawe's serve was too much for the Viperes, as the Falcons would take the second set by a final score of 25-11. Great serving by DaSilva continued in the third for the Falcons, as they pulled ahead early and never looked back. Huge kills by Meghan Morelli and Renee McCormick propelled Fanshawe to the win, taking the set 25-8 and winning the match in three straight sets.
Fanshawe's Top Performers:
Meghan Morelli – 13 points (7 kills, 6 aces)
Renee McCormick – 9 points (8 kills, 1 ace)
Sophia DaSilva – 7 points (6 aces, 1 kill)
Boreal's Top Performers:
Emilie Goulet – 4 points (3 kills, 1 ace)
Melanie Leger – 3 points (1 kill, 1 ace, 1 block)
Fanshawe plays their final regular season game on Sunday, February 12, when they host the Cambrian Golden Shield (7-9) at 1pm.
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
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