(Halifax, NS) On Sunday afternoon the Dalhousie Tigers defeated the UdeM Aigles Bleues 3-1 (25-22, 25-8, 23-25, 25-14) at the Dalplex in AUS women's volleyball action. Anna Dunn-Suen was dominant for the Tigers will an impressive 17 kills.
Dalhousie grabbed the first set 25-22 after a huge run in the middle of the set. UdeM found themselves up 14-11 but the Tigers rallied back taking a 22-15 lead. The Aigles Bleues made it interesting fighting back but ran out of time.
The Tigers were without Mieke DuMont who left halfway through the set after falling down awkwardly. Anne Dunn-Suen and Lauren Koskowich took the reigns offensively with five and four kills respectively in the set.
It was all Tigers in the second jumping out to a 13-2 lead off the strength of Abby Czenze serve. Emma Ciprick ended the set on a nice tip that fooled the UdeM defenders. Dalhousie took a commanding 2-0 set lead after the 25-8 second set win.
After being outplayed in the opening two sets UdeM had a strong performance holding the lead for the entirety of the third set. It took UdeM four set points to close out the Tigers but eventually managed to take the set by a score of 25-23.
The Tigers got back on track in the fourth set closing out the match 25-14. Dunn-Suen had one of the nicest hits of the day putting the Tigers up 21-14 on beautiful offside kill.
Emma Ciprick played well in relief for DuMont, with five kills and eight digs.
Dalhousie (9-2) will be in action next Sunday, January 31st when they take on Saint Mary's (2-8). UdeM (3-10) travels to Acadia (5-8) next Saturday, January 30th.