A high-tempo start to the season for the UKC Women’s team saw a trip across Halifax to Mount Saint Vincent University for a Friday night ACAA regular season opener. King’s would come out of the gate with plenty of momentum, winning the first set 25-18. Slower starts in the 2nd and 3rd sets would see the Blue Devils fall behind 2-1, before the Mystics finished the match taking the 4th set 25-12. Senior middle Emma Wilson led the Blue Devils with 12 points from eight kills and four blocks, with second year Kiana Higuchi and rookie Halle Andreasen chipping in seven and six points respectively.
Given little time to rest, King’s was back in action the following afternoon at home, hosting the Hurricanes of Holland College. A tight race between the two sides would seeing the islanders come away with the win, besting King’s 3-1. Despite the loss, head coach Beate Shannon will be pleased with the narrow score spread, with UKC twice dropping sets by only two points. Emma Wilson again led the charge for King’s, topping all scorers with 15 points, complimented by 10.5 from Andreasen.
More so than any other team on campus, the UKC Women will experience the growing pains of ACAA play, with only two members of the their roster (middles Emma Wilson and Leah Hartlen) remaining from King’s last post season foray in the 2019-20 season. The talent of Beate Shannon’s side is evident, and bound to only fortify with time. King’s next play Friday, November 5th at 7pm against Universite Sainte-Anne, and then again on Sunday, November 7th at 4pm against Mount Allison University. Both matches will be at home.
@MSVU 1-3 Loss
vs. Holland 1-3 Loss