Windsor Volleyball On The Wire

Paige Phills joins the Windsor Lancers women's volleyball team from Riverside Secondary School.Photo courtesy of Lancers Athletics.

Paige Phills joins the Windsor Lancers women’s volleyball team from Riverside Secondary School.
Photo courtesy of Lancers Athletics.

(WINDSOR, ON) – Before breaking for the holidays the Lancer Women’s volleyball team had hoped to leave the court with a final win following their three set victory against the RMC Paladins late last month. However, when they played host to the Queen’s Golden Gaels on November 25th although sparks were flying in both directions, with the Lancers forcing a fifth set, the Gaels prevailed 3-2 (25-20, 17-25, 21-25, 26-24 and 10-15).

The week before Lancers rookie Paige Phills earned Lancer Athlete of the Week with a commanding performance on offence and defense to push the Lancers record to 6-4. However, the loss to Queens the Lancers fell back slight to 6-5 going into the break.

The women Blue and Gold will return to action January 12 when they take on the Toronto Varsity Blues in Toronto.

The Lancer men’s volleyball team head into the Holiday break having a very successful season thus far. After winning the Humber Cup volleyball tourney during the pre-season, the Lancers have pounded, dug and blocked they way to a winning 5-2 regular season record.

The record is good enough for them to be tied in 2nd place with the Western Mustangs. The Lancers are lead by 6ft 4in, 205lbs, sophmore Pierce Johnson  (Chatham, Kent) in 2016-17 Pierce appeared in 17 games; 123 kills, .150 hitting %, 8 assists, 55 digs, 20 total blocks, 2.8 points per set. Pierce was named to the 2016-17 OUA all-rookie team.

The next outing for the Blue and Gold will be at the University of York Excaliber Tournament, in January 5-7th, 2018 in Toronto, ON.  The following week the Lancers will return to regular season conference play 8pm, January 12,  2018 against the Toronto Varisty Blues in Toronto, ON


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Kim Elliott
Kim's first foray into sports writing was for The Lance student newspaper at the University of Windsor. While broadcasting at CJAM and with OUA.TV, he belonged to an award-winning sports media team which picked up the 2013-14 Lancer A honours. In turn, Kim began broadcasting and writing for the Windsor Express, of the National Basketball League of Canada, for WE-TV, and now at The Square. Kim has obtained a Bachelor of Human Kinetics (Hons) and a degree in Education from the University of Windsor. Email Kim Elliott