Both the Men’s and Women’s volleyball teams are ready to resume the 2014-15 season tomorrow as they take on the Lords in Durham. All of Excalibur Volleyball is coming off a strong first half of the season with the men sitting in 4th place in the East Division of the OCAA and the women in 3rd. As a result of a successful first half Excalibur’s Volleyball program is making a case for the playoffs later this semester. Tomorrow will be a big test for the men, as they take on Durham, who is as of yet undefeated, while the women are looking forward to a competitive match against the female half of the Lord’s program who are just behind Trent in the standings. Captain of Trent’s Men’s Volleyball, Christian Zimmer (#8) stated, “Durham has an impressive record, but we are looking forward to the chance at taking some sets away from them.” Zimmer is coming back from a solid first half of the season in which he was name OCAA athlete of the week in the final week of play.
On Saturday, January 10th, both volleyball teams will be continuing their season on Symons Campus. Excalibur will be hosting the Algonquin Thunder with the women taking to the court at 1:00 pm with the men following at 3:00 pm. Women’s Volleyball currently holds 8 points over Algonquin the standings, but the match will be important for the regular season points race. Samantha Belsey (#13), a veteran of the Excalibur women’s volleyball teams, had this to say of their upcoming match on Saturday, “We are very excited for our first home game to start off second half! Being tied for second in our division, we are hungry for wins to get us to first. Algonquin is a good team with some good servers and scrappy defense, but having home court advantage Saturday with our support system in the stands gives us even more confidence in our play and will allow us to come out on top!” The men will also be looking for a win. With Algonquin currently only 2 points ahead of them, Trent has the potential to catapult themselves to 2nd in the OCAA East Division if their games this week go favorably.
For more information, please contact:
Patrick Assinck – Varsity Coordinator