Tomas Karageorgos | Report
The Humber Hawks women’s volleyball team’s tournament in Sudbury was ended on Sunday after they lost 3-1 to the Durham Lords in the bronze medal game.
The first two sets consisted of the Hawks making runs to minimize the deficit. Humber trailed 22-8 in the first set, they then scored 11 out of the next 13 points. The Hawks lost the first set 25-19.
Humber found themselves in a hole again during the second set but made a run to tie the set at 17 after being down five points. Durham took care of business and won the set 25-21.
The Hawks won the third set which was their only bright spot on the day, controlling the Lords and eventually winning 25-11.
The fourth and final set was similar to the first two. Humber tied the set up at 6 apiece, but conceded four consecutive points and fell behind. The Hawks took a 14-12 lead at one point as they scored eight of the nine points during that run. Durham made another run that saw them take the 3-1 victory and claim the bronze medal.
Outside hitter Julia Watson had 13 kills and was named Humber’s player of the game. Kyla Wilkins had 18 digs. Setter Alex Bartman was picked as a tournament All-Star.
The Hawks had a .220 hitting percentage compared to Durham’s .268. Humber had 66 digs and nine aces against the Lords.
The last time that Humber did not earn a medal in the OCAA women’s volleyball tournament was during the 2000-01 season. The Hawks will be looking for gold during next season’s tournament.
All statistics and game details provided from Humber College.
Featured image from Humber College.