(WOLFVILLE, NS) The UNB Reds dropped a pair of games Saturday, at the Atlantic University Sport league tournament, at Acadia University.
In their first match of the day, the Reds fell 3-1 to the Dal Tigers.
Dal won 24-26, 25-14, 25-17 and 25-18.
Pulling out to an early 8-0 lead in the second set, the Tigers continued putting offensive pressure on the defending Reds. Courtney Baker and Hannah Aldcorn combined for 5 kills to give Dalhousie a 22-8 lead and eventual 25-14 win.
UNB trailed early in the third set, but bounced back to a 10-13 deficit. The slim margin would not hold as the Tigers capitalized on attack errors and multiple kills from Julie Moore, Victoria Haworth and Courtney Baker and a 25-17 game victory.
The fourth and final set saw the Tigers pull out to a commanding 12-3 lead that would not be relinquished. Two consecutive kills by Julie Moore would wrap up the fourth set with a 25-18 set and 3-1 match Dalhousie win.
In the second match, UNB fell to the Saint Mary's Huskies 3-2.
SMU won 25-20, 18-25, 25-20, 26-28, and 15-11.
The Huskies squeezed out a 25-20 first set win that swung back and forth until the point of an UNB attack error that gave Saint Mary's a 13-12 lead.
UNB would not roll over and grabbed a convincing 25-18 second set win to tie the match at one. A kill by Kristen Burns gave the Reds a 12-11 lead that would not change hands for the remainder of the set.
Saint Mary's took the third set 25-20.
The Reds pushed the match to a fifth and deciding set with a 28-26 win that could have gone either way. Two consecutive set ending kills by Victoria Eadle gave UNB the needed win to stay alive.
Ahead 7-4 early in the fifth, the Reds gave up the lead to the Huskies on a service ace. Saint Mary's took the set 15-11.
Fitzpatrick led the Reds with 20 kills and 12 digs. Eadle added an amazing 25 kills – 0.302 hitting percentage - in the losing effort.
The Reds complete the weekend with a 12:00pm match against Memorial on Sunday.
RECAP AND PHOTOS BY: Acadia Athletics