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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