Huskies split volleyball duel with Durham

Men’s team inches closer to division lead with straight sets win over Durham, women’s team still seeks first win of the season

George Brown men’s volleyball team has served notice. 

The Huskies opened up the home portion of their post-holiday break with a straight set victory (25-13, 25-15, 25-21) over the Durham Lords. George Brown (9-2) claimed it’s third straight victory and closed to within a half-game of Georgian for top spot in the east division.

Led by an impressive performance by Dart Jackman, who scored a game-high 15 points, the Huskies set the tone early with a 12-point win in the opening set. From there, the team never looked back, avenging a late-November loss to Durham in a straight sweep.
 
“Our passing was maybe the best I’d ever seen it all year,” said head coach Garrett May. “We were in control pretty much of every ball.”

May added that while the Huskies sometimes struggled off of the Lords’ serve, the men’s team was, “perfect or at least in control in every single rally,” a trend the coach said will make them competitive going forward. 

On Nov. 28, Durham (5-4) handed the Huskies one of their two losses this season, a fact not completely lost on George Brown.

“We were prepared for this one. We all made it a big deal,” said Jackman. 

The women’s team is still searching for their first win, but coach Daphne Choi said she likes the direction the team is going. Photo: Matthew Green / The Dialog

In women’s action, George Brown opened strong, edging Durham 25-23 in the first set. The contest remained tight early, tied at 18 in the second set before the Lords pulled away en route to a 3-1 victory.  

Julia Vit racked up a game-high 16 points for the Huskies (0-11).

While head coach Daphne Choi’s club is still in search of its first victory on the season, she likes the direction the Huskies are headed.

“We’ve been working really hard at trying to present ourselves as a different team and to ensure that every single time we go out we don’t look the same as we did the last time,” she said. “We’re really looking forward to surprising people, in every way possible.”

Jessica Joensen led Durham (7-3) with 14 points. 

Both the George Brown volleyball teams are at Algonquin on Saturday followed by La Cité Sunday.

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Huskies split volleyball duel with Durham