Some Weekend Success For Saints

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Monica Roch looks on while Helen Wiebe bumps a serve from Humber on Saturday. The Saints dropped the match to 3-1 while the men’s side swept the Hawks 3-0.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Header-image-Shalapata-2By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – The St Clair women’s volleyball team fell to OCAA top-ranked Humber Hawks 3-1 on Saturday at the SportsPlex. The Saints put up a valiant effort taking the second set 25-15 but couldn’t maintain the upswing.

Helen Wiebe led St Clair’s squad with 16 kills and 41 total attacks while Kaila Crough struck for 12 kills. Desiree Redding set up her teammates for 37 assists.

Monica Roch and Wiebe defended the court for St Clair with 16 and 15 digs, respectively.

The loss drops the Saints’ record to 8-5 and 4th place in the OCAA West. St Clair will next meet Fanshaw (4-10) at the SportsPlex on February 4. Game time is 6:00 pm.

On the men’s side, the Saints (10-3) swept Humber 3-0 with Dave Binder making 9 kills and Jason Hernandez with 8. Jean-Marc Lappan had 30 assists while Josh Rankine led the way on defence with 9 digs.

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Monica Roch gets airborne while returning a serve against Humber. The loss to the visiting Hawks dropped St Clair’s record to 8-5.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The men will meet Fanshaw at 8:00 pm.

BASKETBALL

The Saints men’s basketball team (4-10) dropped two over the weekend in OCAA competition. On Saturday St Clair fell to Humber 85-70 and followed that up a loss on the road to Sheridan 98-78.

The women had better success in their matches as they dropped a nail-biter to the top-ranked Humber 56-54 on Saturday, but rebounded with a 60-53 defeat of Sheridan in Brampton. The women are now 8-6 in the OCAA West.

Both teams will next face Sault College away for a pair of games on February 7 and 8. They return home on February 15 when Niagara comes to town.

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About the Author

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.
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