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Lakehead’s women’s volleyball team lost their first game of a weekend doubleheader with the Windsor Lancers today, dropping three straight sets. Lakehead drops to 1-8.
“It was another tough match today,” Thunderwolves head coach Craig Barclay said. “We came out with a little bit of fight to start the match and then lost it. To be successful we will need to play with that intensity for an entire match.”
The Thunderwolves led 2-1 early in the first set, but couldn’t respond to Windsor’s attacks throughout the game. The Lancers managed to put together six different four-point swings throughout the afternoon.
“We are without some key players,” Barclay said, “and as a team we need to find some consistency, and to take advantage of the opportunities in front of us.”
Lakehead put together a three-point run late in the first set, but the comeback ultimately fell short. Rheanna Geisel led the Thunderwolves with 10 points, managing 10 kills on 44 attempts, but also committed 13 attack errors. Homegrown players Jessica Korchak and Gillian Hansen added 4.5 and 2 points respectively. Lakehead again saw a number of players hit the court, with 12 different athletes playing 32 sets.
“Our veteran leaders need to help lead our first-year players who are gaining valuable experience as volleyball players,” Barclay said.
The Thunderwolves managed to dig up 22 Windsor attacks, including 5 from libero Ciara Zarn and 4 a piece from Geisel and Abigale Green.
Lakehead will return to action tomorrow in Windsor with a chance for revenge against the Lancers. The second game of the back-to-back tips off at 1pm on Sunday.
“Tomorrow we will build off the experience we gained today,” Barclay said, “and we will look to sustain our fight for an entire match while also limiting unforced errors.”
Volleyball games are available via webcast courtesy of OUA.tv