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Lakehead’s women’s volleyball heads to Kingston this weekend for its final two games of the OUA season. Saturday will see the Thunderwolves squad facing off against Queen’s in the Gaels’ Athletics & Recreation Centre at 1pm, and Sunday’s season finale will see the RMC Paladins defend their homecourt in the SAM Gymnasium at 1pm.
“We are looking forward to our last regular season games of the 2018-2019 season,” Thunderwolves head coach Craig Barclay says. We are playing two good teams but are excited to battle them on their courts.”
Queen’s enters the weekend at 11-6 and on a four-game win streak—the Gaels are currently third in the OUA East, and have clinched a playoff berth. Queen’s is 8-2 in their last ten, with losses coming against national top-ten teams Ryerson and Waterloo.
RMC enters the weekend at 1-16, sharing the Thunderwolves’ record. The Paladins were 0-16 going into their most recent match, where they beat Trent in five sets. Lakehead also beat the Excalibur, with their win coming in three straight sets back in October.
The Thunderwolves will lean on seniors Rheanna Geisel, Jessica Korchak, and Rachel Sweezey in the two games, but the squad will also look to younger players Virginie Franks, Rebekah Hara, and Meghan Routier to make positive impacts on the court. The Thunderwolves have seen promising play from a number of younger players in what has ultimately been a rebuilding year.
The final weekend of the OUA season gives the Lakehead team an opportunity to end their season with a pair of wins, and to celebrate the experiences they’ve shared thus far.
“This will be a good weekend to see how far we have come,” Barclay says, “and for our seniors to enjoy the last road trip.”