(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor Lancers welcomed the Queen’s Gaels and the RMC Paladins to the St Denis Fieldhouse over the weekend and promptly two hard-fought series.
On Saturday, the Lancers had to go the distance with a five set victory over the Gaels. Windsor won the first two 25-21 and 25-23 before letting Queen’s back into the match. They dropped sets 3 and 4 by scores of 22-25 and 20-25, but rebounded in the deciding match 15-13 to earn their second straight victory.
The Lancers had an easier time of it on Sunday, though they staked RMC to a 1-set lead. Windsor lagged behind 18-25 to the Paladins then won three in a row, 25-23, 25-16, and 25-17.
Windsor couldn’t get their service going consistently against RMC. However, the women made up for it with a concerted two-pronged attack from Emily McCloskey and Shannon Dean, who had 30 kills between them. The two were greatly assisted by Lauren Stirling’s 35 assists.
Defensively, the Lancers got 19 digs from Emily Durand, 15 from Melissa Smyth, and 10 from Jade Ziebarth. McCloskey also added some timely blocks at the net.
Windsor is on the road this coming weekend to take on the Waterloo Warriors Friday night, followed by a match against McMaster on Saturday. They will return to St Denis on November 28 to close out the 2015 calendar year. The opposition that evening will be Western with the first serve at 6:00 pm.