Lakehead Thunderwolves women’s volleyball team celebrate first win

Lakehead Thunderwolves

Thunderwolves WINDSOR, ON – The Lakehead Thunderwolves women’s volleyball team got their first win of the regular season on Sunday afternoon, 3-1 over the Windsor Lancers (24-26, 25-21, 25-23, 25-22). It was clear after Sunday’s result that the team had made the correct adjustments (from Saturday’s game) and got things turned around sooner rather than later in the season.

Lakehead’s leading scorer was Jorie Daymond with 33 points (31 Kills,1 service ace, 1 Block). Vanessa Chorkawy had 17 points in the win (16 kills, 1 block, 20 digs). Brittany MacLeod capped off a great weekend of play with 8 points (7 kills, 1 block).

Setter Sara Hudson played her best game of the season, racking up 55 assists on the day, to go with 3 service aces and 2 kills. Libero Breanne Hilhorst was active on defense with 19 digs.

Head coach Chris Green stated, “The girls earned their win today. They knew they were out of step yesterday and they knew they are better than what they showed. Daymond was an unquestioned leader today. Our stats have her at an amazing 32 points on 31 kills and 1 ace. Vanessa Chorkawy did an amazing job of fixing her concerns from yesterday. When they learn from video and focus on making positive change, their fortunes can change. Breanne Hilhorst had a strong day, with19 digs and passing 50 percent perfect.

“Brittany Macleod made a huge difference again today controlling attackers all game with her blocking and Nicole Vercaigne was a difference maker in her role this weekend. Now its time to enjoy today’s work and start getting ready for next week.”

The women will play home games next weekend against U of T (Saturday) and Ryerson (Sunday).

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