Two home matches across three days would give the Blue Devils their first ACAA win of the season and glimpse of the competition across the rest of the Maritimes. Beginning with a rare Friday night fixture, King’s hosted the Dragons of Universite Sainte-Anne. The match would prove to be a spirited affair, with the visiting dragons taking an early lead, winning the first set 25-22. A rally by the UKC Women would result in three consecutive set wins, with the Blue Devils taking the match 3-1. Middle, Emma Wilson led the way for the King’s side again with a team and game high 15 kills, with Halle Andreasen and Kiana Higuchi filling our the UKC attack with 12 and 11 kills respectively. Setters Claire Traynor and Ella Walsh split time with equal effectiveness, providing 17 and 14 assists accordingly, while the aforementioned Andreasen led the teams defensive efforts with 20 digs.
The weekends second match would see the Mount Allison University Mounties pay a visit to the Kingdome, the first New Brunswick side to do so this season. The Blue Devils got off to a hot start, taking the first set 26-24, before dropping the subsequent 3 sets without cracking the 20-point mark. The Mounties stymied the UKC attack throughout the match, with no Blue Devils reaching double figures in kills, save Emma Wilson with 11. Elsewhere, the visiting Mounties found scoring seams through the efforts of Sophie Landry, credited for 10 kills, and Anna Manuel, who accounted for 11 of the Mounties 19 aces from the service line.
The UKC Women have a busy Reading-Week ahead of them before they travel to New Brunswick for their first true road trip of the season, with matches scheduled at St. Thomas and UNBSJ. Both games will be live streamed through ACAA.tv.
vs. USA 3-1 Win
vs. MTA 1-3 Loss