(WOLFVILLE, NS) The Acadia Axewomen improved to 3-and-2, extending their winning streak to three matches with a tight fought 3-0 win over the visiting UNB Reds on Friday.
In two of the three sets, the Axewomen fought back from deep deficits to overcome UNB leads.
Acadia trailed 13-3 in the opening set, but fought back on three Hannah Helm (Halifax, NS) kills that highlighted an Axewomen comeback. Acadia eventually won the set 25-20.
In the second set, the Axewomen pushed out to an early 6-1 lead, but the Reds crawled back to tie the set at nine.
A Helm service ace gave the Axewomen a 13-12 lead and from that point Acadia held on to the advantage that grew to 18-15.
UNB fought back to within one-point, 23-22, but a Helm service ace combined with a Lucy Glen-Carter (Toronto, ON) kill gave the Axewomen a 25-23 second set win.
At 24-20 for the Reds, the Axewomen pulled off a six-point rally to defeat UNB 26-24. Three service aces and a kill by Glen-Carter ended the set and match.
Taylor Collombin (Victoria, BC) was named the Subway Player of the Game for her 11 digs and eight kills. Glen-Carter led all on the court with 10 kills.
Robyn Anderson (Jaffray, BC) had six kills for a hitting efficiency of 0.333 for the Reds.
Both teams return to the court on Saturday at 3:00pm for their second of two matches this weekend.
RECAP AND PHOTOS BY: Acadia Athletics