(London, Ontario) – On Friday night, the Fanshawe Women's Volleyball team (4-5) defeated the Redeemer Royals (3-5) in three straight sets by scores of 25-20, 25-18 and 25-20. The Falcons are in sixth place in the OCAA West Division.
In a tight first set, Fanshawe took the first two point lead of the match after Allysha Couch hit a huge back row attack to give the Falcons the 9-7 lead. Fanshawe started to pull away on some great serving and led 18-13 before Redeemer took their first timeout. The Royals struggled from the service line, missing seven serves in the set, as Fanshawe went on to win 25-20.
Fanshawe led early in the second set with a number of big kills on the outside by Hunter Medd. Leading 15-11, Fanshawe's Libby Furtado had back-to-back kills in the middle to push the Falcons lead to seven. With the score 24-18, Fanshawe's Lindsay Wilcox made two diving digs that eventually led to a Fanshawe kill, giving the Falcons the second set victory.
The Falcons Darian Gropp started the third set with a pair of aces to give Fanshawe the early lead. With the score 10-8 for Fanshawe, the Royals scored four straight to take a 12-10 lead. Fanshawe battled back and with the game tied at 16, Fanshawe retook the lead on a kill by Renee McCormick. The Falcons closed the game on a 9-4 run to win the set 25-20.
Fanshawe's Top Performers:
Hunter Medd – 14 points (10 kills, 4 aces)
Libby Furtado – 10 points (7 kills, 2 aces, 1 block)
Redeemer's Top Performers:
Charlene DeVries – 9 points (7 kills, 2 blocks)
Jenna Noordstra – 5 kills
Fanshawe is back in action in the New Year on Wednesday, January 11, when they travel to Ancaster, Ontario to take on the same Redeemer Royals.
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