A closely contested match in Sackville saw the Blue Devils fall to the Mounties of Mount Allison 1-3. The UKC Women started off strong, picking up a first set win 28-26. Inconsistent play in the 2nd and 3rd sets saw King’s drop behind the Mounties 2-1 in sets, before narrowly losing the 4th, and final set, 20-25. Abby Hourigan led the Blue Devils with 9 kills, followed by sophomore Laura Hughes-McKay with 7. King’s now boasts a record of 2-2 and will next travel to play Crandall on November 23.
UKC @ MTA: 1-3 L
The Blue Devils faced two tough sides from New Brunswick this weekend. The Saturday fixture featured a rematch of the season opener against the Crandall University Chargers, wherein the King’s fell just shy of their first win, losing 87-76, despite a star performance from veteran guard Jayden Nordin who posted a game high 41 points. Despite the loss on Saturday, the Blue Devils bounced back for their second game, knocking off the undefeated St. Thomas Tommies on Sunday by a score of 78-74. King’s will look to keep their winning streak going this week, as they face cross-town rivals MSVU on Wednesday.
UKC vs. Crandall: 76-87 L
UKC vs. STU: 78-74 W
After an impressive start to the season, the Blue Devils undefeated streak came to a tragic close after narrow defeat to the St. Thomas Tommies this past Sunday. King’s started the weekend off strong, with a convincing win over the Chargers of Crandall University, with a final score of 99-50. The second match of the weekend was to be a grudge match for control of the ACAA with both teams sitting undefeated, and boasting CCAA top 15 rankings. In a back-and-forth affair, the King’s Women came up just 3 points short, losing 58-61. Coach Parker Reagan will look to regroup in the coming days before another high-stakes test against MSVU; another CCAA top 15 team.
UKC vs. Crandall: 90-55 W
UKC vs. STU: 58-61 L
The UKC Badminton team started their season off with a win in Truro, besting Mt. Allison, Dal AC, and St. Anne at the ACAA’s opening tournament of the 2019/2020 season. The Blue Devils, who currently sit 3rd in the CCAA National polls, recorded first place A Group wins in Men’s Doubles, Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, and Mixed Doubles; and won both groups in Women’s Singles. The entire team effort culminated an a total of 82 points; a comfortable 9 point lead over runners up Mount Allison. King’s will next travel to Mt. A for the season’s second tournament; the last of the first semester, as they continue in the pursuit of a national medal repeat.
Dal AC: 42
Find the full athletics schedule online, and be sure to check in next week to see how each of your UKC sides fared in the coming weeks competitions. You can also watch online at www.acaatv.ca.