The Holland College Hurricanes women’s volleyball team won twice in Halifax during the weekend to cap off its first undefeated regular season.
The men’s squad also won its Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) regular season finale.
Here’s a recap of the weekend’s action.
Holland College defeated the Mount Saint Vincent Mystics 3-0 (27-25, 25-22, 26-24) on Saturday and the University King’s College (UKC) Blue Devils 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-21) on Sunday.
Sam Gerbig led the Hurricanes’ attack Saturday with 12 kills with Zayley Murphy adding 10 and Abby Hyndman recording nine. Marissa Macaulay dished out 29 assists while Dana Trainor and Hyndman had 15 and 10 digs, respectively.
Gerbig and Hyndman both had nine kills Sunday to lead the attack with Murphy and Amanda de Carvalho Brito both adding five.
Macaulay had a match-high 21 assists while Trainor had 15 digs in the win.
The Mystics, the eight-time defending conference champions, fell to 10-7 on the season while the Blue Devils are 10-8.
Holland College (18-0) is the top seed for the ACAA championships this weekend in Sackville, N.B., and has earned a berth in Saturday’s noon semifinal. They will face the lowest remaining seed from Friday’s quarter-finals. The St. Thomas Tommies earned the second bye.
The third-seeded Mount Allison Mounties play the sixth-seeded Dal AC Rams in one quarter-final with the Mystics and Blue Devils meeting in the other.
Holland College’s men’s squad defeated the top-ranked St. Thomas Tommies to clinch second place with a 7-8 record.
They won 3-2 (25-19, 25-23, 23-25, 24-26, 15-9).
Simon Archibald had 15 kills to lead the way with Riley O’Keefe and Cole Mackey both recording 11 in the win. Brandon Hastings had a match-high 42 assists while Alex Joudrey led the defensive effort with 15 digs.
The ‘Canes, who have won five of their final six regular season games, meet the UNBSJ Seawolves in the Saturday’s 7 p.m. semifinal in Sackville, N.B.
The Tommies (12-3) will face the Sainte-Anne Dragons (5-10) in the second semi-final.