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Masters and Casey to Play Final Games vs Windsor in Thunderdome

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The women’s volleyball team (5-12) will play their final games of the season at home this weekend in a doubleheader against the Windsor Lancers. Game times are Saturday at 2pm, and Sunday at 12 noon.

Master_backset_Nov7The games will serve as a fond farewell to two 5th year seniors: setter Vanessa Masters (photo left), who has made her hometown fans proud over her career as a Thunderwolf, and left side Jen Casey, of Winnipeg, who has overcame a knee injury last season to return, make a contribution this season and complete her CIS career. Casey was an OUA 2nd team All-Star in 2014-15.

The Thunderwolves will be up against a competitive Windsor team (10-5), who boast the OUA’s points leader in Shannon Dean, who was also named the OUA’s Athlete of the Week after amassing 50 points (44 kills) in two games last weekend.

In coach Chris Green’s mind, however, Windsor’s greatest asset is their setter, Lauren Stirling, as he comments, “Stirling has brought years of experience to that position and has helped the hitters. She distributes the ball logically and efficiently. She puts her hitters in a great position to score regularly. It’s no surprise that their hitters have had great numbers. They’ve got a wealth of experience at the setter’s spot and for us it is important to take away a few of her key plays.”

Lakehead will try and play the spoiler role against Windsor, who is holding onto the 3rd spot in the OUA West, Guelph within striking distance of them in 4th place.

Concerning the challenge in defending Dean, Green adds, “We have to force Dean into a position to score by taking away many of the plays they have, which is no easy task, as Windsor has proven against many teams this season.”

“Windsor is rolling and they will see us as a small blip on their way to the playoffs. I know our girls will play with great passion to win this season’s final set of games in the Thunderdome, and send off Vanessa Masters and Jen Casey with a fitting tribute.”

Weekend Schedule vs Windsor Lancers

Sat, Feb 13
Sun, Feb 14

Vanessa Masters (left) and Jen Casey (right) – 5th year seniors playing final games Saturday-Sunday in the Thunderdome.

Vanessa Masters 15-16  Jennifer Casey 15-16

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