(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.
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