(London, Ontario) – On Wednesday night, the Falcons Women's Volleyball team (0-1) lost their season opener at home versus the Niagara Knights (1-0) three sets to one (23-25, 27-25, 25-15, 25-18).
Fanshawe came out as the aggressor and led 12-8, forcing the Knights into an early timeout. The Knights rallied and led 21-20 until Fanshawe's Lindsay Wilcox scored three straight aces, putting the Falcons back on top 23-21. Fanshawe went on to win the set 25-23. The second set went back and forth but the Falcons took a three point lead 16-13 and the Knights took a timeout. Niagara climbed back and tied the game at 24. Unfortunately for the Falcons, Niagara came away with the set with a 27-25 lead with scores that alternated between teams. The third set started out close but the Falcons fell behind 12-9 and took a timeout. The Knights came out of the timeout on a tear, finishing the set on a 13-6 run and taking the third set 25-15. In the fourth, Fanshawe fell behind early and were down 6-2 but continued to fight. A huge kill by Allysha Couch gave the Falcons some momentum as they closed the gap to two but the Knights came back with a pair of big blocks and the Falcons called a timeout. Down 16-12, the Falcons could not get into a rhythm on offense, as the Knights would win the game 25-18 and the match 3-1.
Fanshawe's Top Performers:
Lindsay Wilcox – 11 points (8 kills, 3 blocks)
Hunter Medd – 10 kills
Niagara's Top Performers:
Samantha Bailey – 17 points (16 kills, 1 ace)
Brooklyn Hamilton – 16 points (9 kills, 4 aces, 3 blocks)
Fanshawe is on the road on Saturday, October 29, when they head to Sheridan College to take on the Bruins (2-0).
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