By Jay Shewfelt
(WINDSOR, ON) – The St Clair men’s volleyball team concluded their first semester schedule this past weekend with two matches on the road in the Toronto area.
On Saturday, the Saints took on the Sheridan Bruins in Oakville. St Clair had a solid match but ended up falling to the Bruins 3-1. Set scores for Sheridan were 23-25, 25-19, 25-22, and 25-22. Sheridan is currently ranked 8th in the OCAA.
With the win Sheridan improved to 4-4 on the season. Justin Fisher led the way for the Saints offensively with 10 kills, 1 stuff block, and 4 digs.
On Sunday, St Clair was in Etobicoke to take on the Humber Hawks. The Saints played well against a strong Humber team and came away with a tough 3-0 win. Game scores for St Clair were 25-22, 25-22, and 25-22. Humber is ranked 6th in the OCAA but fell to 5-3 on the year with the loss.
The Saints were led offensively by rookie outside hitter Robert Carter who had 8 kills, 3 service aces, 2 stuff blocks, and 3 digs.
With the weekend split, the Saints end their first half with a record of 4-5 and tied for 6th place in a very tight OCAA West Division. However, the Saints are only 1 win out of third place. The men are currently ranked 10th in the OCAA.
St Clair is next in action on January 2 and 3 at the Sportsplex when they host a small mid-season exhibition tournament.
The Saints will be taking on the University of Windsor on January 2 at 2:00pm and the University of Toronto on January 3, also at 2:00pm.