Women’s and men’s Huskies both defeated in matches vs Canadore College Panthers
It wasn’t the ending to the Super Game Day that George Brown College Huskies (GBC) fans were hoping for.
After dominance on the basketball side, as the women’s and men’s teams swept both games vs the St. Lawrence Vikings, the two volleyball programs dropped close matches against the Canadore College Panthers.
First up were the women’s team. They were edged out by a 26-24 margin in the opening set. In the second set, it was another close setback, with the Huskies falling 25-22.
However, in the third set, the match became tilted in the Panthers’ favour. Huskies women’s volleyball head coach Daphne Choi was still, nonetheless, happy with her players’ effort.
“So, those first two sets, you know, you could see it in the players’ (Canadore) faces, that at some point they realize they actually have to push this time,” noted Choi.
“We actually have to give it a real good fight. I’m happy with our team, we really did that. I feel like today’s game could’ve gone either way,” she added.
Canadore’s head coach Andrew Nicholson agreed. He noted the improvement of the GBC women’s volleyball team.
“It was a pretty tough match there’s no question about it, ” said Nicholson.
“George Brown College is much better than they were last year. I congratulated their coach, she’s (Daphne Choi) done a really good job with a very young team. Yeah, they’ve done a really good job. We knew coming in they were going to be a tough matchup,” he explained.
Serve and receive seemed to hurt the women’s Huskies on this day.
“I think we did really well in the first and second set, ” said first-year GBC player Jessica Barrios.
“We really pushed throughout the first and second. The third one was a lot of, like, our own errors, like serve / receive errors, service errors, and we know that,” Barrios continued.
After opening the season with two straight victories, the women’s Huskies have now lost three straight matches.
On the men’s side, the Huskies lost two close opening sets before winning the third one. However, they would be edged 26-24 in the fourth set, thus losing the match to the Panthers. The men’s club now falls to 2-3 on the season.
“Their middle was way better than ours and we should work on some errors and begin to improve our service pressure putting on them and we had to be more on the rock,” he added.