Volleyball News Update
It was a successful start to the second semester for the Providence Women’s Volleyball team as they swept College Universitaire de St. Boniface in two games over the weekend. On Friday night, January 14th, the Lady Freemen defeated the Voyageurs at home three sets straight; 25-21, 25-22, and 25-13. For the game, freshman Lauren Toews (Winnipeg, MB) recorded 12 kills, senior Victoria Ryshytylo (Selkirk, MB) had 11 kills, and 3 blocks, sophomore Amanda Dueck (Rosenort, MB) had 7 kills, 3 blocks, freshman Katelyn Corbin (Winnipeg, MB) had 9 digs, while sophomore Christa Penner (Rosenort, MB) brought in 33 assists.
On Saturday, January 15th, the team continued with strong play and again defeated the voyageurs 3-0; 25-20, 25-11, and 25-9. Every player got a chance to play and contribute to the team’s victory. Head Coach Scott Masterson comments, “I was happy with how we came out after the holidays played well-- we seemed to play better as the weekend progressed. It looks like we are all really refreshed after the break and excited for the rest of the semester.”
The Providence Men’s Volleyball team also started their second semester with a bang, knocking down two match wins in exhibition games against College Universitaire de St. Boniface. In their first match on Friday night, the Prov squad played with strong serve receive. Setter and senior Paul Warkentin (Steinbach, MB) did a great job spreading the ball around. The team played stellar defense and blocked well; both of which have been points of emphasis for the team so far this year. The team took the Voyageurs in 3 straight sets; 25-18, 25-18, and 25-19. Head Coach, Jason Peters remarks, “it was great to play at home in front of our supporters to start the semester. Other than doing a poor job from the serving line, I thought our effort was good and I was pleased with the win.”
On Saturday, Providence came out a bit flat and struggled both in serve receive and from the serving line. Despite their struggle, the team competed and battled through the match winning 3-1; 25-22, 25-22, 23-25, and 25-20. Coach Peters adds, “There were a good number of mental errors which we will need to work really hard to correct this week at practice. We were not sharp in many ways on Saturday and that resulted in us dropping the 3rd set and made the match much closer than it should have been. All in all though, it was good to get a win, even when we were not at our best.”
Top stat getters for the game were Krahn with 16 kills, 4 digs; Hildebrand with 14 kills, 4 digs; Josh Doerksen (New Bothwell, MB) with 14 kills; and Friesen with 8 stuff blocks.
The Freemen’s next home games will take place against Assiniboine Community College on Saturday, January 21st, 2012. The women play at 11:00am and 2:00pm; men play at 12:30pm and 3:30pm. Stay connected and tune in for Providence athletic news at www.providencecollege.ca/athletics.
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