By Preeteesh Peetabh Singh
The men’s volleyball team is faring well this varsity season. With three wins in four matches, they have climbed up the third place in the OCAA East division standings.
Finishing 3-1 in exhibition matches and winning the Cambrian Golden Shield Northern Cup, the Huskies men concluded a great pre-season, well prepared for the varsity matches.
The team carried the confidence into their first match against Loyalist and won the home opener quite comfortably, with a final score of 3-0. Edvin Sheon scored 23 points with an impressive 20 kills and 9 digs.
The second match against Durham did not go as planned. The Huskies were defeated 0-3 with set scores of 16-25, 13-25 and 14-25.
“The Durham game showed that we still have some things to work on,” said head coach Josh Nichol.
Stephen Duong’s valiant effort was in vain for the Huskies, as he ended up with eight kills, two aces and seven digs.
Duong’s brilliant and consistent performance in the season fetched him the GBC male athlete of the week honours. Since his start on the team, Duong has been the Huskies favourite attack option.
The volleyball team registered straight wins in the next two matches which were played on Nov. 9 and 10 against Cambrian and Boreal. The Huskies notched three sets to one against Cambrian while winning 3-0 against Boreal.
Guarding against complacency, the Nichol said, “We are a scrappy team which serves well.”
Aiming to make it to the playoffs this season, the Huskies are looking to build their fundamental skills and add more layers to their game play. “We are working hard and looking forward for the rest of the season,” said Nichol.
The team is injury free at the moment. “We have a great staff at George Brown that helps our guys every week. We are also lucky to have access to some top MAT and bio-mechanic specialists at core strength in Toronto that makes a difference in little things like the daily grind that sport has on the player’s bodies”, said Nichol.
While the men’s team is doing well, the women’s volleyball team has a long climb to make. They are currently in the seventh spot at the OCAA East division standings, with just two points from four matches played, winning one and losing three.
They started their season with three losses in a trot against Loyalist (1-3), Durham (0-3) ad Cambrian (0-3).
Vanetta Martens performed well for the Huskies scoring 11 points for her team against Loyalist with 11 kills and 6 digs, and led the score for GBC in the next game against Durham with seven points, 4 kills, 1 ace, 2 blocks and 9 digs.
However they managed to register their first win of the season at an away game against Boreal winning three sets to one.
They are hoping to carry the momentum forward for the rest of the season and pick up some valuable points before it gets