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Hurricanes win final regular season volleyball games

Brett Butler, left, and Taylor Allen are student-athletes at Holland College. They play volleyball for the Hurricanes.
Brett Butler, left, and Taylor Allen are student-athletes at Holland College. They play volleyball for the Hurricanes. - Courtesy of Holland College

Holland College teams shift focus to hosting playoffs this weekend


The Holland College Hurricanes volleyball teams closed out the regular season with victories during the weekend. 

The Hurricanes women went 3-for-3, picking up wins over the Mount Allison Mounties before two victories at home over the University of King’s College Blue Devils. The Hurricanes men finished the season with a winning record after taking down the Université de Sainte-Anne Dragons on Saturday at home.


The women’s Hurricanes swept the Mounties 3-0 (25-21, 25-17, 25-23) Friday after entering the match tied for second in the standings.

Abby Hyndman led the attack for the ‘Canes with 12 kills while Brittany States and Taylor Allen added seven and six, respectively.

Laura Ready had a match-high 28 assists in the win while Allen had 12 digs and Zayley Murphy added 10 digs.

On Saturday, the ‘Canes had a straight-sets victory over the Blue Devils 3-0 (25-9, 25-21, 25-16).

Holland College had the first serve of the match and by the time Murphy was done, the Hurricane had opened up a 20-1 lead. Murphy recorded seven aces in the set and would finish with nine.

Jasmine Smith led the attack for the Hurricanes with 13 kills with States adding six, Murphy five, and Allen four. States and Smith both added three aces.

Ready had a match-high 27 assists with Katie Wood leading the way in digs with 17. Murphy and Smith both added nine in the win.

On Sunday, the ‘Canes won 3-0 (25-21, 25-17, 26-24).

Smith led the attack with 15 kills with States adding nine and Hyndman eight.

Ready had 24 assists with Murphy adding nine. Wood and Allen led the way with 12 and 10 digs, respectively.

The Hurricanes (15-6) finished the regular season in second place and receive a bye to the semifinals. They will face the highest remaining quarter-final winner on Saturday at 2 p.m.


The Hurricanes men’s squad defeated the Dragons 3-1 (25-11, 21-25, 25-20, 25-21).

Brett Butler had 19 kills, five aces and 11 digs for the ‘Canes with Jeff MacDonald adding 10 kills, one ace, and six digs.

John Ronalds added seven kills and five aces with Nicholas Menzies recording 40 assists in the win.

The ‘Canes (8-7) finished the season in third place in the four-team conference. They will take on the second-place UNBSJ Seawolves (9-6) in semifinal action Saturday at 7 p.m. at Holland College.

ACAA playoffs

A look at the upcoming Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association volleyball championships at Holland College.




1 p.m. – UNBSJ Seawolves (3) vs. University of King’s College Blue Devils (6).

3:30 p.m. – Mount Allison Mounties (4) vs. St. Thomas Tommies (5).



11:30 a.m. – Mount Saint Vincent Mystics (1) vs. lowest remaining seed from quarter-finals.

2 p.m. – Holland College (2) vs. highest remaining seed from quarter-finals.



Noon – Championship game.





4:30 p.m. – St. Thomas (1) vs. Université de Sainte-Anne Dragons (4).

7 p.m. – UNBSJ Seawolves (2) vs. Holland College Hurricanes (3)



2:30 p.m. – Championship game.

Tickets – Tournament passes are $25 for adults and $20 for youth (12-18) and students from other institutions. Individual match tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth (12-18) and students from other institutions and free for children under 12 years old and Holland College students.

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