UKC Women’s Volleyball Recap 22-28

UKC Women's Volleyball Recap 22-28

Women’s Volleyball

In their final home match of the fall semester, the UKC Women’s team pushed past the visiting Chargers of Crandall University by a score of 3-1. The Blue Devils came out strong and captured the first set comfortably, 25-17, before enduring a rough-and-tumble second set loss 12-25. King’s rediscovered their offence through quick adjustments after the second set, and posted consecutive wins in the third and fourth sets to see out the match.

The customary cast of outside hitters, Emma Wilson, Kiana Higuchi, and Halle Andreasen drove the offensive effort for the Blue Devils, with 10, nine, and eight kills respectively. King’s also excelled at the service line, compiling 13 total aces with top contributors Andreasen, Higuchi, and Leah Hartlen registering three each. For the Chargers, Melora Cook led all scorers with 13 kills, accompanied by teammate Janelle Blanchette with 12.

With their previously scheduled December matchup with Mount Allison moved to the new year, King’s will have over a month before they step back onto the court in early January. Sporting a record of 2-6 after the season’s first phase, the Blue Devils sit 7th in the ACAA, just beyond the post-season cutoff. There is no shortage of opportunity to climb the standings with 10 matches coming after the winter break. King’s achieved promising results at the tail of the Fall semester, notably the win over Crandall and a close match against third-ranked St. Thomas. Should the tandem of Emma Wilson and Halle Amdreasen (3rd and 11th in ACAA in kills per set respectively) maintain their exponential productivity, the Blue Devils could be primed to be spoilers in the ACAA Championship Tournament in late February, conveniently located across Halifax at Mount Saint Vincent University.


vs. Crandall 3-1 Win

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