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Holland College splits weekend ACAA volleyball matches

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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - Holland College Hurricanes volleyballer’s each went 1-1 on the weekend as the women lost to the Mount Saint Vincent Mystics Sunday after besting the King’s College Blue Devils on Saturday, while the men split a two-game matchup with the St. Thomas Tommies.

On the women’s side, the Mystics won 3-2 (21-25, 20-25, 25-16, 25-23, 15-9) on Sunday after Holland College swept the Blue Devils 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 26-24) Saturday.

The men recovered from Saturday’s 3-2 loss (10-25, 25-19, 25-17, 26-28, 15-9) to the Tommies with a 3-1 win (21-25, 27-25, 25-21, 30-28) on Sunday.

The women went 12-6 in the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association standings, good for a third-place tie with Mount Allison. The men (7-7) sit third in the ACAA.

Next up, the men finish the regular season Saturday at home versus the Universite Sainte-Anne Dragons, game time is 7 p.m. at Holland College, while the women face Mount Allison on the road Wednesday (7 p.m.).

Women

Sunday

Mystics 3, Hurricanes 2

Abby Hyndman and Jasmine Smith both had 12 kills to lead the attack for the Hurricanes with Taylor Allen chipping in seven.

Laura Ready had 35 assists, while Allen and Katie Wood had 15 digs. Smith added 10 digs.

Madison Urquhart (17 kills, 13 digs) led the Mystics attack.

Saturday

Hurricanes 3, Blue Devils 0

Smith led the attack for the ‘Canes with 10 kills and Hyndman followed with seven.

Laura Ready dished out 21 assists, while Wood and Hyndman had 14 and 11 digs, respectively.

Abby Hourigan led the Blue Devils with nine kills and six digs.

Men

Sunday

Hurricanes 3, Tommies 1

Simon Archibald and Brett Butler each had 14 kills with John Ronalds adding 13 in the bounce-back win.

Nicholas Menzies had a match-high 50 assists while Marcus Lapointe had 21 digs. Archibald added 18 digs with Jeff MacDonald and Butler adding 12 and 10, respectively.

Garrett Dickson was the top offensive performer for the Tommies, recording 14 kills and seven digs in the loss.

Saturday

Tommies 3, Hurricanes 2

Butler led the attack for the Hurricanes with 16 kills while MacDonald added nine and Riley O’Keefe and Ronalds each recorded eight.

Menzies dished out a match-high 40 assists for the ‘Canes with Lapointe recording a match-high 25 digs.

Christian Christie led the attack for the Tommies with 15 kills and eight digs in the win.

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