Third Place Saints Await OCAA Playoffs

The 2016-17 St Clair Saints women's volleyball team.Photo by Bill Smith.

The 2016-17 St Clair Saints women’s volleyball team.
Photo by Bill Smith.

(WINDSOR, ON) – The St Clair women’s volleyball team wrapped up their regular season schedule this past weekend hosting two matches at the Sportsplex. Heading into the weekend the Saints had locked up 3rd place in the OCAA West Division.

On Saturday, the Saints took on the Cambrian Golden Shield. This was a huge match for Cambrian who had to win their final two matches to make the playoffs.

St Clair got off to a strong start by winning the first set 25-16. However, it was all Cambrian after that as they won the next three sets to win by scores of 25-16, 25-22, and 25-15 to win the match 3-1.

Angela Evans led the way for the Saints offensively with 13 kills and 7 digs.

On Sunday, St Clair bounced back to easily defeat the College Boreal Viperes 3-0. Game scores for Saints were 25-5, 25-16, and 25-14.

Kaitlyn Sauve had a solid match for St Clair with 8 kills, 3 service aces, 1 stuff block, and 7 digs in 2 sets played.

With the weekend split, the Saints ended their regular season with a record of 12-6 and alone in third place in the West. The women are currently ranked 3rd in the OCAA.

St Clair has just under two weeks to focus on, and prepare for, their OCAA Quarterfinal match. St Clair is hosting the OCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship at the Sportsplex from February 24 to 26. As host, the Saints are guaranteed a spot in the 8-team tournament with the winner advancing to the CCAA Nationals in Victoria, BC.

St Clair will be playing the Algonquin Thunder on February 24 at 8:00pm. Algonquin finished the regular season in 2nd place in the OCAA East Division with a record of 15-3.


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Jay Shewfelt
Jay Shewfelt is an Athletic Coordinator at St Clair College. He is a graduate of the University of Windsor where he earned a Bachelor of Human Kinetics and an Honours in Sport Management. Jay won 3 Junior C All-Ontario Championships as a hockey player with the Belle River Canadiens. Email Jay Shewfelt