(London, Ontario) – The #7 nationally ranked Fanshawe Men's Volleyball team (5-0) defeated the Sheridan Bruins (2-2) on Saturday evening in three straight sets.
Fanshawe and Sheridan traded points to start the first set. The Falcons had service aces by both David Gundrum (Port Elgin, ON) and Cole Jordan (London, ON) to take a one point advantage. The Bruins would stay within reach and then take the lead 21-20. Fanshawe regrouped and Mike Liscumb (Ilderton, ON) gave the home team a 23-22 lead on a kill from the middle. Will Otten (Delaware, ON) ended the first set on a well-placed tip to give the Falcons a 25-23 win.
The second set continued to be back and forth between the two teams. Jacob Scobie (Hamilton, ON) had a huge kill to give the Falcons a slim 9-7 lead. However, strong hits from the Bruins tied the game at 13. Sheridan would take an 18-17 lead, but Fanshawe would regroup and get two quick points. Sam Otten (Delaware, ON) had back-to-back kills for the Falcons. A Will Otten block excited the crowd as Fanshawe pulled away and won the second set 25-20.
Jordan opened the third set with a kill from the back row, followed by four straight points from the Otten brothers. Fanshawe would use that momentum and never look back. The Falcons won the third set 25-18 and took the match 3-0.
Fanshawe's Top Performers:
Cole Jordan – 19 kills, 2 aces
Sam Otten – 15 kills, 1 block
Sheridan's Top Performer:
Michael Kong – 10 kills
Fanshawe will look to stretch their winning streak to six when they go on the road versus Redeemer (3-1) on Saturday, November 18.
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