Windsor Volleyball: Win Some, Lose Some

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Emily Durand looks on as Hannah Robson bumps a serve from Western. The visiting Mustangs defeated Windsor 3-1 in action at St Denis Fieldhouse on 6 November 2014.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.


By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – It was a hot and cold evening for the Windsor Lancers on the volleyball court last night at St Denis Fieldhouse as the Blue and Gold hosted the Western Mustangs in OUA action. The women’s team dropped a 3-1 decision to the visitors while the men sent their opponents packing by the same score.

Shannon Dean drives her kills past the block the Western defender.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Shannon Dean drives her kill past the block attempt of Western’s Candice Scott.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The women’s record dropped to 2-3 as Western took three of four games from them. The Lancers were led by Shannon Dean, the U of W’s female player of the week, who logged 18.5 points on 12 kills and a .346 hitting percentage. Defensively Dean had 3 digs, 4 solo blocks, and 1 block assist.

A big part of the Lancers’ offence was Danielle Lenarduzzi, who set up 32 kills and contributed 4 of her own. Hannah Robson scored 10.5 points on 8 kills and two service aces. On the defence, Emily Durand led Windsor with 21 digs and no errors.

The men’s side dominated their sets against the Mustangs. Gabriel Burlacu led the Lancers with 15 points on 13 kills and 2 aces. Jake MacNeil was close behind with 14 points while Adam Thompson and Greg Simone each chipped in 12 points. Andrew Chelladurai was instrumental on both sides of the attack as he set up 38 kills and led Windsor with 10 digs.

Both Windsor squads will not see the court until November 14 when they host the Lakehead Thunderwolves, at 7:00 pm, at St Denis.

Richelle Brown leaps to spike the ball against Western at St Denis Fieldhouse. Brown had 4 kills and 9 digs against the Mustangs.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Richelle Brown leaps to spike the ball against Western at St Denis Fieldhouse. Brown had 4 kills and 9 digs against the Mustangs.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.


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Ian Shalapata
Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. Email Ian Shalapata