(London, Ontario) – On Saturday evening, the #12 CCAA ranked Fanshawe Women's Volleyball team (4-1) defeated the Sheridan Bruins (2-2) three sets to one.
In the first set, the Falcons found themselves down early. Fanshawe's Shannon Morelli (London, ON) sparked the crowd with a huge block for a Falcons point. Meghan Morelli (London, ON) followed that with a left side kill. The Falcons stepped up their game in the second half of the set and came back within one, however would lose 25-23.
Fanshawe took the early lead in the second set, going up 5-3 with an ace by Mattea Deleary (Ridgetown, ON). The Falcons played strong defense with a block by Ainsley Acton (Lucan, ON) and would take the 19-13 lead. After a long rally between the two teams, Shannon Morelli had a strong right side kill to get the point. Fanshawe would go on to win the set 25-16.
The Falcons had back-to-back kills from Meghan and Shannon Morelli to start the third set. A well-placed serve by Meghan Morelli gave the Falcons a 9-4 lead. Fanshawe continued their persistent attack with massive kills by Deleary and Tarea Heshka (Erin, ON). A great tip by Meghan Morelli would extend Fanshawe's lead to 20-14. Acton made it set point for the Falcons with a kill that got the crowd on their feet and Fanshawe finished the set with a 25-20 win.
Fanshawe had all the momentum to start the fourth set and took a 9-5 lead. Fifth-year setter Darian Gropp (Kitchener, ON) got the Falcons going with a service ace. Fanshawe would continue to roll offensively and take the match on a 25-18 fourth set win.
Fanshawe's Top Performers:
Meghan Morelli – 18 kills, 2 blocks, 1 ace
Shannon Morelli – 17 kills, 2 blocks, 1 ace
Sheridan's Top Performer:
Taylor Ley – 11 kills, 2 aces, 1 block
Fanshawe returns to action on Saturday, November 18, when they play the Redeemer Royals (1-3) in Ancaster.
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