St Clair Splits Volleyball Home Openers

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Shalena Horst (12) finds a hole in the Sheridan defence as she spikes the ball across the net. The Saints sent the Bruins packing 3-1 at the St Clair Sportsplex Saturday evening.
Photo by John Skinner.

By Jay Shewfelt

(WINDSOR, ON) – The St Clair Saints women’s volleyball team opened the home portion of their schedule on a positive note with a solid win on Saturday night at the Sportsplex. The Saints defeated the visiting Sheridan Bruins by a score of 3-1. Game scores were 25-20, 21-25, 25-13, and 25-17.

It was a solid team effort all around with the offense and defense scattered throughout the line-up.

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Helen Wiebe slams the ball past two Bruins en route to a 3-1 St Clair win Saturday night.
Photo by John Skinner.

Sara Yablonsky had a great match with 11 kills in 24 attempts along with a service ace. Helen Wiebe also had a solid game with 12 kills, 11 digs, and a stuff block.

With the win, St Clair improved their season record to 1-2 while Sheridan fell to 0-2.

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The men’s volleyball team shows some comradery prior to the opening set against Sheridan. The Saints dropped a 3-0 decision to the Bruiins on Halloween night.
Photo by John Skinner.

The men’s team dropped their OCAA regular season home opener 3-0 to the Bruins by a score of 3-0 on Halloween night. Game scores were 25-20, 25-23, and 25-21.

The Saints were in all three sets right up until the end, but a few key errors and some great play by Sheridan wouldn’t allow St Clair to put any of the sets away.

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The Saints’ Michael Knight (5) led the way for St Clair making 14 kills, 1 service ace, and 8 digs, in a losing effort to Sheridan.
Photo by John Skinner.

Michael Knight led the way for the Saints with 14 kills, 1 service ace, and 8 digs.

With the loss the men fell to 0-3 on the season while Sheridan improved to 1-2.

It has been a slow start for the Saints, the defending OCAA Silver Medalists, but it was expected after losing their entire starting seven from last year. This season’s roster currently features 10 rookies and three second year players.

Both Saints teams are next in action when they travel to Hamilton next Saturday to take on the Mohawk Mountaineers.

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Saints head coach Jimmy El-Turk advises his charges during a timeout in their match against Sheridan on 31 October 2015.
Photo by John Skinner.

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