(HALIFAX, NS)—The Saint Mary's Huskies battled back and defeated the visiting Acadia Axewomen in five sets on Friday night in Atlantic university sport volleyball action from the Homburg Centre.
Fifth-year middle Erin Smith (Moncton, NB) paced SMU and all hitters with 19 kills in the victory.
Acadia took the first set 25-23 as the Axewomen held a slight 16-13 kill advantage.
The Huskies bounced back and took the second set 26-24 as Acadia had more kills in the set (11-7).
Acadia took the third set 26-24 and had seven more kills in the third set (16-9).
The fourth set saw the Huskies use a 25-16 score and held a 13-6 kill advantage.
The final set saw Saint Mary's take it 17-15 with one more kill than the Axewomen (8-7).
Toronto natives Lucy Glen-Carter and Sarah Ross each chipped in 14 kills for Acadia while Lauryn Renzella (Stouffville, ON) had 12.
Saint Mary's improves to 10-4 in conference play while Acadia drops to 8-5 on the year.
Both teams hit the road this weekend for a trip to Moncton versus the 3-10 Université de Moncton Aigles Bleues.
Acadia plays Saturday January 27th at 4 p.m. while Saint Mary's plays Sunday January 28th at 2 p.m.
Dominic Nolasco, SMU Communications
Photo Nick Pearce