Men’s and women’s volleyball teams beat Fleming then lose to Trent
It’s safe to say that George Brown College (GBC) men’s and women’s volleyball teams really feed off of each other’s energy.
The Huskies volleyball teams, both men’s and women’s, have five losses and two wins. So it seems, the Huskies really like patterns with each loss and win happening on the same nights.
On Nov. 19, the Huskies were up against Fleming College.
The Knights wore their armour but were defeated by the Huskies women’s team 3-0, and after an exhilarating five-set match they were beat by the men’s team 3-2.
The libero for the Huskies, Katherine Allward, a first-timer on the team managed a total of 16 digs for the women.
Douglas Duong, a power hitter and libero, successfully hit 20 digs during the match, while Edwin Sheong, a left side hitter carried the team with 35 attacks and 15 total kills for the men.
A knight in shining armour has nothing against a hungry Husky pack.
On Nov. 22, the Huskies tried to carry their momentum from their win against Fleming into the game against Trent University.
Unfortunately for the Huskies, both men’s and women’s teams went home with one more loss under their collars.
Middle hitter Devon Bosada, a first year GBC student in the fitness and health promotion program, felt as if this game was “one of our better games,” adding that they played as a team, fighting for every ball.
Bosada’s teammate and friend, Tiana Samuel, a left-side power hitter and first year student in the fitness and health promotion program, agrees saying, “I think our energy level was different for the set that we won, and we had a lot of motivation.”
Although the college was up against a university team, there weren’t any added stresses to the match.
“We’ve seen them before and went five sets against them,” said Lesley Lovell, assistant coach. “Based on their performance from that match to this one, there are definitely some improvements from all the players both individually and as a team.”
The women were up against “bigger hitters and a taller team,” said Lovell, “that changed the dynamic of what we’re used to and now were faced with it and now we have to focus on that in training.”
Lovell is hopeful for a playoff berth in February for the girls.
Leading from the women’s examples, the men’s Huskies faced Trent head on but failed to reign—playing three total sets with the Excalibur’s winning each by two to three points, 25-22, 25-23, 25-23.
Defeat was painted on the men’s faces after the tough loss against the Excalibur.
Now it’s up to the Huskies to prove their skills at the next volleyball game on Nov. 28 against Algonquin College, at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Alex Barbier gym.