(HALIFAX, NS) The Saint Mary's Huskies upended the UNB Reds 3-1 (18-25, 25-17, 26-24, 27-25) on Friday.
The Huskies picked up their first win of the season and ended UNB's three-game winning streak in the process.
UNB won the first set 25-18 as both teams traded points in the set, with UNB using a five-point run to take a 23-17 lead. A 2-1 run ended the set 25-18 for the Reds.
Saint Mary's held a 12-8 kill advantage in the second set and used a 10-2 run midway thru to cruise to the 25-17 second set win.
The Huskies led early in the third, but a four-point run saw UNB tie the set 9-9 and neither team led by more than two points through the rest of the set. Down 24-23, SMU closed out the set on a three-point run for the 26-24 set win.
The fourth set saw an early 7-3 UNB lead turn into a 16-11 lead midway through the set. SMU clawed back on a 6-1 run and knotted the score 17-17. SMU went on a 4-3 run to win the set 27-25 and the match 3-1.
Anna Watt (Calgary, AB) led Saint Mary's with 12 kills in the win.
UNB continues their road-trip Saturday, taking on the U SPORTS No. 5-ranked Dal Tigers, while SMU travels to Moncton on Sunday.
Both matches start at 2:00pm.
RECAP BY: Dominic Nolasco, SMU Communications
PHOTOS BY: Nick Pearce, for SMU Communications