THUNDER BAY – SPORTS – The Lakehead Thunderwolves women’s volleyball arrived in Montreal on Friday, where they’re competing in the Ontario-Quebec Challenge, featuring McGill, University of Sherbrooke and the University of Montreal from the RSEQ, along with Lakehead, McMaster and Ottawa representing the OUA.
The Thunderwolves’ dropped their first match of the tournament to McGill University, 21-25, 23-25, 22-25. The match showed some long intense rallies as both teams displayed their defensive abilities.
Lakehead was lead by freshman LS Leah Mousseau with 9 kills and 4 service Aces, followed by Jen Casey who racked up some impressive kills tallying 8 and 1 stuff block. Captain Jasmine Fox tallied 6 kills and 2 stuff blocks in the effort.
Breanne Hilhorst led all diggers with 16 digs and Vanessa Masters racked up 20 assists.
Coach Chris Green stated, “This was a strong start to the season for a group of young players looking to fill out 4 positions lost to graduation last spring. Our young players had a tough day and responded with a strong effort. In the end the mistakes killed us.This is an area our team has to reacquaint themselves with fast. We must get that part of our game cleaned up fast. Tomorrow a few more rookies will discover what CIS is all about as we take on Sherbrooke at 10am and then Montreal at 4 pm.”Tournament playoffs take place Sunday morning.