Saints Extend Winning Season

Julie Ann Milling (1) had a huge defensive game for the Saints with 20 digs as she helped lead St Clair over the Niagara Knights in OCAA women's volleyball action in Windsor on 1 December 2018.Photo courtesy of Saints Athletics.

Julie Ann Milling (1) had a huge defensive game for the Saints with 20 digs as she helped lead St Clair over the Niagara Knights in OCAA women’s volleyball action in Windsor on 1 December 2018.
Photo courtesy of Saints Athletics.

(WINDSOR, ON) – The St. Clair College women’s volleyball team had a huge comeback win on Saturday afternoon at the Sportsplex over the Niagara Knights. The Saints dropped the first two sets of the match and were also down 11-4 in the 5th set but somehow managed to win the match 3-2.

Set scores for the Saints were 18-25, 20-25, 25-19, 25-22 and 16-14

Second year outside hitter Te-Anna Stephenson (Whitby; Sinclair Secondary) led the way offensively with 20 kills, 4 stuff blocks, 2 service aces and 14 digs.

Middle Kianna Gelissen (LaSalle; Sandwich Secondary) had a solid game as well with 6 kills and 3 digs. Middle Andie Suthers (Tecumseh; Belle River District) chipped in with 5 kills, 1 service ace, 2 stuff blocks and 4 digs.

Libero Julie Ann Milling (Woodstock; Woodstock Collegiate Institute) had a huge defensive game with 20 digs including a few spectacular ones after some hard kills by the Knights.

With the win the Saints improved to 7-1 on the season while Niagara fell to 5-4.  St. Clair is ranked 2nd in Ontario and 9th in the Canada while the Knights are currently ranked 6th in the OCAA.

The Saints women are next in action on Sunday, December 2nd when they host the Sheridan Bruins at 1 pm at the Sportsplex in their final game of the fall semester.

The St. Clair College men’s volleyball team fell to the Niagara Knights by a score of 3-1. Set scores for Niagara were 25-22, 25-20, 23-25, and 25-16.

Rookie outside hitter Frankie Friesen (Staples; Tilbury District) led the way offensively with 10 kills, 3 stuff blocks, and 8 digs. Ryan Acott (Windsor; Kennedy Collegiate) also had a solid match with 5 kills, 3 stuff blocks and 4 digs.

With the loss the Saints record fell to 2-6 on the season while Niagara improved to 5-4. The Knights are currently ranked 8th in the OCAA.

St. Clair is next in action on Sunday, December 2nd when they also host the Sheridan Bruins at 3 pm at the Sportsplex in their final game of the fall semester.

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Jay Shewfelt
Jay Shewfelt is an Athletic Coordinator at St Clair College. He is a graduate of the University of Windsor where he earned a Bachelor of Human Kinetics and an Honours in Sport Management. Jay won 3 Junior C All-Ontario Championships as a hockey player with the Belle River Canadiens. Email Jay Shewfelt

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