Huskies volleyball teams defeated by Georgian and Seneca College in final games of semester
The George Brown Huskies men’s volleyball team suffered a disappointing four-set loss (25-18, 25-13, 24-26, 25-15) to Georgian College in their final home game of the semester on Wednesday night.
D’Artaniel Jackman had 12 kills and two blocks as Oscar Kahu added nine kills and two digs, but it was not enough to overcome the great defense and digging from Georgian College.
The Huskies managed to keep the first set within distance, getting kills from multiple players as part of a 5-1 run tying the game at 13-13. Georgian, however responded with four of the next six points and went on to win the set 25-18.
Freshman Ahmed Youseff was able to impress the crowd with an effort inspired dig that helped George Brown win a crucial point in the third sit helping them to win 26-24. Trailing Georgian College two sets to one.
In the fourth set the score was 6-3 early in favor of Georgian College but a 6-0 George Brown run turned the momentum, putting the Huskies ahead, 9-6. A kill from Jackman stretched the lead to four, 10-6, but after multiple errors form the Huskies, Georgian College rallied and went on to claim the set decisively, 25-15.
Despite the loss, front-hitter Romin Karmakov, remained positive about the team’s chances for the season.
“If we play with intensity, there is no doubt our team can be a playoff team this year. We have some big guys on our team compared to last year, our front court looks good, and we’ve also got some good diggers coming back that will help us improve our chances.”
The Huskies’ women’s volleyball team also suffered a tough loss to Georgian on the same night. Tiana Samuel led the Huskies in the team’s only double-digit kills with 11 to go with 5 digs. Julia Vitt added 6 kills and one block, and Katie Allward added in a game-high of 11 digs.
First year setter Andrea (Andy) Huckins who is studying Deaf studies at George Brown and has been playing volleyball for the past 10 years finished the night with an impressive game-high 26 assists.
The Huskies led at the beginning of the first set, but Georgian’s team staged a spectacular comeback from a deficit of 2-10 to a huge win at 25-22. Georgian ran away with the win in the 2nd and 3rd sets as well. The sets were just as competitive but, unfortunately for the Huskies, Georgian won both by the scores of 25-22 and 25-23 to close out the match, winning the game in three straight sets.
“I feel like we didn’t communicate as much as we should’ve tonight, but going forward we definitely have a chance to do well if we are more vocal on the court,” said front hitter Julia Vitt. “We are so good in practice, but when it comes to a game we slow down, but we certainly can do well moving forward.”
In an away game at Seneca College on Nov. 27, both teams extended their losing streak to three games, with the GBC men’s team being defeated 3-2 and the women’s team being beat 3-1 by the Sting.