(London, Ontario) – The Fanshawe Men's Volleyball squad, who are ranked #5 in the nation, moved to 11-0 on the season after Saturday night's 3-1 win over the Conestoga Condors (4-6).
The teams traded points to begin the match, until Cole Jordan (London, ON) gave the Falcons the 8-6 lead on back-to-back kills. Conestoga then went on a run of their own to take a one-point lead, 9-8. However, that advantage would be short lived. Great offense by the Falcons put them back on top, with kills from Jacob Scobie (Hamilton, ON) and Jacob Kloosterhof (South Hampton, ON). The Condors would stay within reach with a few hits of their own, however Fanshawe held on and took the first set 25-23.
The Falcons went up 7-3 to open the second set. A massive kill by Fanshawe middle, Mike Liscumb (Ilderton, ON) got the crowd on their feet. Another hit from Jordan and a block by David Gundrum (Port Elgin, ON) extended Fanshawe's lead to 13-7. The Falcons continued to win the battle at the net, with two blocks from Liscumb. Fanshawe won the second set on a Scobie block, by a score of 25-13.
The Falcons would use their momentum from the second set to take a 3-0 lead to start the third set. A strong left-side kill by Will Otten, followed by yet another Liscumb block resulted in two more points for the home team. Conestoga came back to tie the set at 7 and would continue to pressure the Falcons. A service ace by Gundrum gave the Falcons a slim two-point advantage, 15-13. However, the Condors would stick with Fanshawe and took a 19-18 lead. The Falcons were unable to recover, and Conestoga won the third set 27-25.
Fanshawe stepped up their game in the fourth set, taking a commanding 11-4 lead with Liscumb's fifth block of the night. The Falcons extended their lead to 18-7 with a massive Jordan kill. Fanshawe continued their strong attack and would be too much for the Condors to handle, as the home team won the fourth set 25-17 and the match 3-1.
Fanshawe's Top Performers:
Cole Jordan – 21 kills, 2 aces
Mike Liscumb – 6 kills, 5 blocks
Conestoga's Top Performer:
Wesley Lau – 7 kills, 2 blocks, 1 ace
Fanshawe will return to league action in 2018, when they host Redeemer (7-2) on Thursday, January 18 at 8pm.
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