(HALIFAX, NS) The Dalhousie Tigers played their second game of the weekend against the UNB Varsity Reds, scoring their second win.
The Tigers scored a 3-2 victory with scores of 25-22, 25-17, 21-25, 21-25 and 15-10.
Dal was first on the scoreboard with a point from Jonathan MacDonald on a kill. From that point on the Tigers maintained a narrow lead over the Varsity Reds, who made some strong kills to keep a close score.
UNB's Pascal McCarthy and Samuel Alves led their team with kills in the first set to bring the Reds into the lead for one point. The teams then started to match each other point for point. The set finished with an intense rally and a point for Dalhousie for a final score of 25-22.
Harrison Callaghan made the first kill of the second set which put Dalhousie in the lead right away.
Later in the set, the Tigers held a ten point lead until the set finished at 25-17.
Dal opened scoring in the third set, but Pascal McCarthy and Cody Timmons made some great kills to keep the point difference low until UNB took the lead half way through the set. With some well worked sets by Mathieu Losier, the Varsity Reds took the third set 25-21.
UNB won the fourth by the same 25-21 score.
The final set saw Dal prevail 15-10.
Jonathan MacDonald set his team up for the kills with 44 assists while UNB's McCarthy had most kills of the game with 17.
Player of the Game for Dalhousie was Matthew Donovan, who led all scorers with 21. Player of the Game for UNB was Kent Doucette, who set up the Varsity Reds with 31 assists.
Dalhousie's next game will be on Friday, against Montreal, part of the AUS/RSEQ interlock weekend, at UNB.
The Varsity Reds take on Laval, also on Friday.
BY - DALHOUSIE ATHLETICS
PHOTO CREDIT: TREVOR MacMILLAN