(London, Ontario) – On Saturday afternoon, the Fanshawe Women's Volleyball team (3-5) was defeated in three straight sets by the #2 CCAA ranked Humber Hawks (6-0) by scores of 25-11, 25-17 and 25-16. The Falcons are in seventh place in the OCAA West Division.
In the first set, the Falcons jumped out to a 3-1 lead but tough serving by the Hawks had Fanshawe behind early. Humber went on a 12-1 run, and the Falcons called a timeout. The Hawks continued to attack and put up a number of big blocks at the net, as Humber went on to win the first set 25-11. Hunter Medd had two kills in the set for the Falcons.
Humber led 9-4 in the second set but a number of serving errors by the Hawks kept Fanshawe in the game. Lindsay Wilcox served four straight and Fanshawe closed the gap to four, 19-15, forcing the Hawks to take their first timeout. A huge kill by Allysha Couch excited the home crowd but it wasn't enough as Humber went on to win the set 25-17.
Early in the third, the Hawks relentless attack continued. With Fanshawe trailing 8-4, the Falcons built some momentum including aces by Wilcox and Couch. After yet another Fanshawe ace, the Falcons were within two, 15-13, but the Hawks finished the game on a 10-3 run to take the set 25-16. Fanshawe's Wilcox and Renee McCormick both finished with five points for the Falcons.
Fanshawe's Top Performers:
Lindsay Wilcox – 5 points (4 kills, 1 ace)
Renee McCormick – 5 kills
Humber's Top Performers:
Breanna Golding – 12 points (8 kills, 2 blocks, 2 aces)
Devan O'Connor – 12 points (10 kills, 2 blocks)
Fanshawe returns to action on Friday, December 2, when they host the Redeemer Royals (3-4) at 6pm.
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