GARZON’S ATTACK LEADS EXCALIBUR VOLLEYBALL TO WIN OVER WINDSOR
MONDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2017
THE EXCALIBUR VARSITY SEASON’S ARE WINDING DOWN, BUT THERE WAS STILL PLENTY OF ACTION ON THE ROAD THIS WEEKEND. A CROSS-CONFERENCE WEEKEND IN VOLLEYBALL HAD THE TEAMS COMPETING IN LONDON AND WINDSOR, WHILE OUR CURLERS WERE DOWN THE 115 IN OSHAWA FOR THE 2017 OUA CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPSAT THE UNIVERSITY OF ONTARIO INSTUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (UOIT).
Results from this Weekend:
Friday February 17, 2017
W Volleyball: Trent University (0) @ Western (3)
M Volleyball: Trent University (0) @ Western (3)
Friday February 17, 2017
W Volleyball: Trent University (3) @ Windsor (2)
M Volleyball: Trent University (0) @ Windsor (3)
Monday February 20, 2017
W Curling: Trent University (3-4) @ OUA Championships
M Curling: Trent University (1-6) @ OUA Championships
The Excalibur Men’s and Women’s Volleyball teams hit the road for their final away games of the season on Friday, heading to southern Ontario for cross-conference play. First up was a stop in London to match up against the Western Mustangs. The Mustangs Women’s program came into the weekend with a 13-2 record, sitting first in the West, while the Men were a very respectable 8-5 which had them in reach of the top two in their conference as well. The Mustangs would prove to be too strong in the end, with both Excalibur teams dropping their matches in three sets. The teams would not have much time to rest, as the next day they had a trip south to the border for a matchup with the Windsor Lancers.
Saturday brought a fresh approach, and an attack minded game plan for the Women’s team. Sensing an opportunity for their fourth victory of the season, Coach Barclay went on the attack through team kill leader Camile Garzon (BA Social Work). “We often run a lot of the offense through Camile, and today she was very efficient in her attacks,” said Barclay. “We realized early on that it was working through her, so we kept feeding her the ball, and she kept connecting”. Garzon had a career night with 23 Kills on 62 Attempts, alongside 18 digs, totaling 24.5 points, and leading the Excalibur to the 3-2 victory over the host Lancers. The Men’s team dropped their matchup in straight sets. Both teams will wrap up their season at home next weekend with matchups against Guelph and Waterloo on Friday and Saturday night respectively.
In other Excalibur events, the Curling teams were at UOIT to matchup against the best in the province at the OUA Championships, which ran Friday-Monday. Both teams featured a contingent of young athletes, and both put in strong efforts over the weekend. The men would unfortunately take only 1 of 7 matches, but the women’s team came out with a solid 3-4 record. Getting off to a 3-1 start on days 1 & 2, the Women knew they had some tough matchups on Saturday and Sunday. The competition would prove too strong, with the final match of the tournament coming to the eventual OUA Champion Laurentian Voyageurs. While there were not podium finishes this year, the young Excalibur teams will have plenty of positives to take from this season.
For more information contact:
Alex Bridal, athlete development coordinator, Trent University Athletics, firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-748-1011 X6278