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Lakehead’s women’s volleyball team lost their third straight game of the weekend this afternoon, dropping an away game to the Brock Badgers in three sets. Lakehead is now 1-13, with two teams behind them in OUA rankings. With the win Brock improves to 9-5, second in the OUA West.
“There were moments that were good today,” Thunderwolves coach Craig Barclay said, “unfortunately we could not take advantage of a situation in our favour.”
The first set saw both teams come out attacking, with the score coming down to the wire. Brock was the first to 25 with the Thunderwolves at 23, even though Lakehead had the better hitting percentage, .259 to .240. The Thunderwolves struggled to build momentum in the second, dropping the set to Brock after scoring only 13 points. Lakehead again out-hit the Badgers in the third set, .278 to .091, but fell short once more in the final moments with 22 points once Brock hit 25, taking the match.
“We had opportunities today to extend the match, but ultimately created too many unforced errors on our side of the net,” Barclay said. “Our goal is to learn how to play consistently, which we have not been able to do yet this year.”
Lakehead was again led by Rheanna Geisel who picked up a match-high 16.5 points. Geisel currently leads the OUA in kills per set and aces per set. The first-year duo of Virginie Franks and Rebekah Hara contributed a combined 8 kills in 13 points. Hara added 5 digs, while Franks managed 4 service aces.
The Thunderwolves will serve a bye this coming weekend, next seeing action at home on February 16th and 17th against the University of Toronto and Ryerson University.
“We are looking forward to having a weekend to rest and get back to focus for our next set of home games,” Barclay said.