The Dalhousie Tigers took their third consecutive straight-set sweep victory (25-13, 25-16, 25-13) this Sunday at the Sullivan Fieldhouse against the Cape Breton Capers. The Tigers now have a three-game win streak with a record of 5-6 to sit in third place in the AUS. The Capers continue to try and break into the win column with a record of 0-11 this season.
The Tigers came out strong to start the game breaking into a 14-4 lead in the first set. Anna Dunn-Suen led the set with four kills and Abby Czenze came out firing with two service aces and a kill of her own. Brooklyn Hamilton performed well for the Capers bringing in four points with three kills and one service ace. The set ended in a score of 25-13 in favour of the Tigers.
In the second set, the Capers were able to stay in the game and not allow the Tigers to get a comfortable lead early on. Both teams gave up a number of points in the beginning of the set due to attack and service errors and by the midpoint of the set, the score was 14-12 for the Tigers. The Tigers then got on a roll and raked in 11 points, while only giving up four to the capers, to finish the set at a score of 25-16.
The Tigers once again jumped to a quick lead of 9-2 in the third set, but with Jessica Milinkovic's strong and consistent service, the Capers were back in it, taking six consecutive points to bring the score to 9-8. Soon after, the Tigers stepped it up once again, finishing the rest of the set off while only giving up five more points to the Capers. Final score of the set was 25-23 for the Tigers.
Mieke Dumont led the Tigers with nine kills, with teammates Jessica Josenhans and Dunn-Suen close behind with six kills each. Czenze finished with 26 assists and four service aces for the Tigers. Hamilton ended with four kills and Janette Simmonds with three kills for the Capers.
Both teams are on the road next Saturday as the Capers head to Halifax to match up against the Saint Mary's Huskies and the Tigers to Newfoundland looking to continue their winning streak against the Memorial Sea-Hawks.