Glen-Carter records her 300th kill in win over Moncton

Photo by Trevor MacMillan
Photo by Trevor MacMillan

Written by Joe Thomson

Dalhousie beat the Université de Moncton 3-0 (25-13, 25-19, 25-18) on February 10, in women's volleyball action in the Moncton gymnasium.

Dalhousie got off to a hot start, and quickly established their offence using step-arounds, pipe balls, and other tricks to fool the Moncton defence.

Midway through the first set, Dalhousie's Lucy Glen-Carter (Toronto, ON) recorded her fifth kill of the match with a spike that found the back line of the Moncton defence. The kill was a momentous one as it pushed her over the 300-kill threshold for the season.

Dalhousie took the set 25-13 behind a whopping seven kills from Glen-Carter.

The second set was much closer as Kyanna Sivret began to catch fire for l'Aigles Bleues. She helped Moncton go on a run that had the set tied as we entered the final points. It was Glen-Carter though, who went on a four-point service run, including a couple aces, to close out the set for the Tigers.

Paris Stewart (Halifax, NS) also came alive for the Tigers in the second set. The rookie middle rack up a few kills and used her length to help deny some of Moncton's chances at the net. Through the first two sets, the Tigers were dominating the play at the net. They had six blocks to Moncton's one, 33 kills to Moncton's 24, and boasted a hit percentage of .255 to Moncton's .067.

Moncton fought hard to extend the game in the third set. Emily Robichaud set the tone defensively and did her best to get as many balls up as she could to help her team fight back. Sara Chiasson was subbed into the game and picked up two quick kills to try and spark the comeback.

But their efforts were not enough to get the win as Dalhousie's offence continued to dominate. Brett Bolden (Fredericton, NB) was a huge factor in the game not only setting up her teammates for kills, but also on defence. She made an incredible diving play to extend a rally that ultimately resulted in a point for the Tigers. It just seemed like Dalhousie was doing everything in their power to put the game away and bounce back from their loss to Acadia over the weekend.

Dalhousie moves to 14-3 for the season as they have yet to lose consecutive games this all year. Meanwhile, the loss pushes Moncton to 5-13.

Tonight's game was the first part of a weekend doubleheader as Moncton will look to get their revenge when they face off for the second time tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. AST.