Varsity Reds Sweep Dal In AUS Series Opener

Varsity Reds Sweep Dal In AUS Series Opener

(HALIFAX, NS) The UNB Varsity Reds took game one of the 2016 Subway AUS Men's Volleyball Championship series, by a score of 3-0, over the host Dalhousie Tigers.

UNB leads the best 2-of-3 series 1-0.

The first quarter was very close, and featured some great rallies.

At the technical time-out, the Varsity Reds were ahead of the Tigers 16-13.

The Reds would use a block from Samuel Alves, and a service rally from Matthew Losie,r to take the opening set 25-21.

UNB continued their strong play in the second set.

After a tight contest early, UNB held a 10-8 lead. The Varsity Reds used their momentum to open up a 20-12 lead and easily take the second set 25-15.

The Tigers found themselves down 7-3 early in the third set.

UNB opened their lead to 16-8 at the technical time-out.

With their backs against the wall, the Tigers fought to bring the score to 23-18, and then had all the momentum. The Tigers trimmed the UNB lead to 1 point, making the score 24-23. However a powerful kill from Tristen Burridge would end the Tigers comeback.

The Varsity Reds would win the set 26-24, and take game one 3-0.

Elvind Andersen earned player of the game honors for the Varsity Reds.

Game 2 takes place at the Richard J. Currie Center, next Saturday, at 2:00PM.