(WOLFVILLE, NS) The Acadia Axewomen completed a weekend sweep of the visiting UNB Reds with a 3-0 win on Saturday.
Peyton DeWolfe (Bridgewater, NS) led the Axewomen with 10 kills, while teammate Taylor Collombin (Victoria, BC) had nine.
The opening set was an exchange of points and not until a UNB service error was there a separation between both teams at 9-9.
The Axewomen went on a five-point tear to take a 14-10 lead that eventually formed a 19-11 Axewomen advantage.
A DeWolfe kill and a UNB attack error gave the Axewomen a 25-18 opening set win.
Acadia separated themselves from the Reds quickly in the second set with a 10-7 lead but UNB worked back to a 13-13.
Rookie Sydney Zakutney (Ottawa, ON) put together two service aces to give Acadia a 21-15 lead, but again the Reds fought back to trail 24-23. A kill closed out the set 25-23.
The third and eventual final set was no different from the previous two. A tight back and forth battle, it was decided on the last points. The Axewomen possessed the largest lead of 17-14, but UNB worked back to close the gap to 23-21.
Ahead 23-22, a kill by Lucy Glen-Carter (Toronto, ON), followed by a second kill by Collombin, ended the set 25-22 and a 3-0 Acadia match win.
Hannah Helm (Halifax, NS) was named the Subway Player of the Match with five timely kills and a great defensive effort.
UNB will head home and prepare to host the AUS teams in a mid-season tournament next weekend. There are games Friday and Saturday at 3:00pm, 5:00pm, and 7:00pm, and Sunday at 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm. All games at UNB's Richard J. Currie Center.
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