Two points from two road games in New Brunswick is a fine return for Beate Shannon’s squad, who sit tied for second in the ACAA, following the most recent game week. While a three-set routing in Fredericton at the hands of St. Thomas on Friday evening had the potential for derailing the entire away weekend, the Blue Devils rallied ahead of their second match, at UNBSJ, winning 3-2.
Despite dropping the first set in St. John 12-25, the UKC women adjusted quickly, bouncing back to win the second set 25-18. A narrow 24-26 loss in the 3rd set left the Blue Devils with no margin for error and needing consecutive set wins to clear the match. Down the back stretch, the 25-22 and 15-7 scores proved to be the difference for the UKC women, who outlasted the hosting Seawolves over five sets to take the win, moving up in the league standing with a 3-2 overall record.
Tied on six points with Holland College and MSVU (one match behind), the UKC women are in great shape heading into the back half of the first semester. A single home game against Crandall in the coming week will be welcome after a weekend of travel and affords the Blue Devils an opportunity to kickstart a winning streak ahead of the December hiatus.
@STU 0-3 Loss
@UNBSJ 3-2 Win
vs. Crandall, November 19, 1 pm