Falcons Carry Off Victory At SportsPlex

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Chloe Stachow (6) bumps the ball during a set against the Fanshawe Falcons in Windsor. Stachow contributed 13 digs to the St Clair effort.
Photo by John Skinner.

Header-image-Shalapata-2By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – Helen Wiebe led the Saints offense against the Fanshawe Falcons at the SportsPlex yesterday evening. But, Wiebe’s efforts went for naught as the Falcons set back St Clair 3-1 in OCAA women’s volleyball action.

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Sara Yablonsky (7) and Shalena Horst (12) get ready as Melissa Gowdy (4) sets up another of her 24 assists on 9 February 2016.
Photo by John Skinner.

The visitors took the first set 25-8, but the Saints quickly regrouped and rebounded by winning the 2nd set 25-21. That was all the women could muster, however, as Fanshawe capped the night with 30-28 and 25-22 wins to win the match.

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Helen Weibe celebrates a point against Fanshawe at the SportsPlex on 9 February 2016. It wasn’t enough as the Falcons left town with a 3-1 win over St Clair.
Photo by John Skinner.

Weibe finished with 8 kills, 3 service aces, and 10 digs for a team-high 12 points. She was joined by Shalena Horst, who had 9 kills and 12 digs, and Sara Yablonsky with 2 kills, 1 service ace, and 2 blocks. The Saints offense was coordinated by Melissa Gowdy, who contributed 24 assists.

The loss leaves St Clair (9-7) tied in 4th place in the OCAA West with Redeemer and Cambrian with 18 points. The Saints will now head out on the road for their final two matches in search of post season play.

The women will play this Saturday in Sudbury where they will serve to Les Vipères de Boréal followed by a match against the Cambrian Golden Shield on St Valentine’s Day.

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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.
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