(HALIFAX N.S.) - The Dalhousie Tigers recorded their seventh consecutive win after they defeated the Acadia Axewomen on Friday November 11 by a score of 3-0. With this win, the Tigers continue their undefeated 2016-17 season with a perfect 7-0 record. The Acadia Axewomen now have a record of six losses and two wins on the season.
Tigers player Abby Czenze (Halifax, NS) had an incredible five point serving run early in the match which gave the squad a comfortable 12-5 lead. During this serving run, Czenze displayed a hot hand as three of the five serves she made were recorded as aces.
The Axewomen had a tough time controlling their own serves as they gave up several easy points to the Tigers on serving errors.
At the technical time out in the first quarter, the Tigers led the Axewomen by a score of 16-7.
The Axewomen went on a four-point run near the end of the first set, but Dalhousie had a large enough lead that allowed them close it out by a score of 25-12.
The Tigers came out solid again in the second set and took another early lead with an impressive seven-point scoring run by Lauren Koskowich (Calgary, AB).
The streak came to an end when Axewomen player Lauryn Renzella had a terrific tip and found a hole in between the Tigers defense.
The second set technical timeout score mirrored the first set, 16-7.
Acadia came out after the timeout with an authoritative kill by Renzella but the squad could only rally to record eight more points and would lose the set to the Tigers by a score of 25-16.
The final set of the game seemed to be all Tigers as their offensive skills pulled through. The Tigers would close out the game with their biggest lead of the match by a final set score of 25-11.
The Dalhousie Tigers victory was led by Courtney Baker who recorded a team high 16.5 points in the battle. Baker also had 13 kills, two services aces and eight digs.
Lauryn Renzella was the point leader for the Acadia Axewomen as she had a total of 7.5 points. Renzella had seven kills and five digs.
The next game for the Acadia Axewomen is November 12th when they host the Memorial Sea-Hawks at 7 pm.
The Dalhousie Tigers' next action will be on the road against the UNB Varsity Reds on Friday November 18th. Game time is 6 pm.