(London, Ontario) – The #14 nationally ranked Fanshawe Women's Volleyball team (10-1) finished off the 2017 year with a 3-0 win over the Conestoga Condors (1-9) on Saturday evening.
The Condors started strong in the first set, taking a 12-9 lead over the Falcons. Fanshawe regrouped with three straight service aces by Shannon Morelli (London, ON) that helped the home team to a 17-15 lead. A Tarea Heshka (Erin, ON) ace and Lynda McArdle (London, ON) kill extended the Falcons lead and Fanshawe went on to take the first set 25-18.
Conestoga began the second set executing very well offensively and went up 12-8. An excellent kill by Meghan Morelli (London, ON) gave the Falcons a quick spark, however the Condors would not let up and stretched their lead to 17-11. Fanshawe then stepped up their defense and went on a late run. Kills from Renee McCormick (Waterloo, ON) and Katie Stewart (Gananoque, ON) cut the Condors lead to 24-22. Then, a well-placed tip by Meghan Morelli, followed by a Stewart ace tied the game at 24. The Falcons completed the comeback, ending the exciting second set on a 7-0 run to win 26-24.
The two teams traded points to begin the third set. Shannon Morelli would excite the home crowd with a massive kill to give the red and white a 7-6 advantage. A nice tip by Darian Gropp (Kitchener, ON) kept the Falcons rolling. Stewart then had a great dig that resulted in another Fanshawe point to extend their lead to 16-11. A huge block by Kim Hardy (Melbourne, ON) sealed the deal, as the Falcons went on to win the final set 25-18. The victory sends Fanshawe into the holiday break on a seven game winning streak.
Fanshawe's Top Performers:
Shannon Morelli – 6 kills, 3 aces
Tarea Heshka – 7 kills, 2 aces
Katie Stewart – 6 kills, 2 aces
Conestoga's Top Performers:
Karis Mapp – 5 kills 1 ace
Olivia Bender – 5 kills, 1 ace
Fanshawe's next league game will be on January 18, 2018 at home against the Redeemer Royals (2-7). The game will begin at 6pm.
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