The Lakehead Thunderwolves women’s volleyball team continued exhibition play on Saturday, with a lengthy scrimmage in the morning against U Wisconsin-Superior, followed by 2 more games, wining both of them and finishing the weekend 3-1 to begin their exhibition season.
In their first game of the day, Lakehead won 3-1 over Crown College (15-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-18). Leading the charge was rookie right-side Katie McClennan with 26 points (22 kills, 1 ace, 3 blocks), while fellow first year Sara Potter had 16 points. Setter Sara Hudson made 44 assists with 5 kills of her own in the win.
Said Coach Chris Green, “It’s been a busy morning and I could not be happier with the growth from yesterday to today. The girls are starting to figure it out and again, our youth together with our veteran players is a great combination. We look forward to keep it going as the day continues.”
In their second game of the day, Lakehead took down College St. Scholastica in 5 sets (25-21, 23-25, 25-21, 16-25, 15-13).
Kailan Robinson was top Thunderwolf with 18 points (17 kills + 1 block), followed by Katie McClennan with 10 kills and 2 service aces while Christie Lowe put up 12 points (10 kills, 1 block, 1 ace). Setter Vanessa Masters made 41 assists in the win.
Said Coach Green, “It was a tough long day for the girls and again with 5 first year player son the line, we as a staff were impressed with their play and hard work. We have gained a ton of valuable experience this weekend and for that I am proud of the girls and the staff for their work. Scholastica is a skilled team who dig well and keep you in the gym a long time. The girls fought hard and now we move onto next week.”
The women’s team will be in action next in Halifax next weekend.