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Tigers win final match of AUS League Tournament

Tigers win final match of AUS League Tournament

Source: Acadia Athletics

Dalhousie Tiger - 3 vs Acadia Axewomen – 0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-16)

The most highly anticipated game of the AUS Tournament weekend ended in a 3-0 Dalhousie Tiger win. In a match between the undefeated No. 5 Nationally ranked Tigers and the up and coming Axewomen fell short of an upset win for the Axewomen. 

Dalhousie out-lasted the Axewomen in a see-saw battle in the opening set. Down by a point after a Peyton DeWolfe kill at 16-17, a Tigers kill by Julie Moore followed by two service aces by Mieke DuMont put Dalhousie out of reach in an eventual 25-22 win. 

The Axewomen trailed the Tigers for the entire second set, closing the gap to 9-7 early in the game. Pulling away by as much as nine, Dalhousie wrapped up the second game with two Mieke DuMont kills. 

Tied at nine in the third and eventual final set, three consecutive attack errors and a bad set put the Axewomen in a 9-13 deficit. Six kills by the Tigers combined with Acadia errors gave Dalhousie a 25-16 third game win. 

DuMont was named the Tigers Subway Player of the Game for her performance of a team leading eight kills, nine digs and three service aces. Julie Moore added 8 kills and 17 digs in the Dalhousie win. 

Jamie Crocket was named the Acadia Player of the Game with five kills. Lucy Glen-Carter led the Axewomen with six kills and 13 digs. Peyton DeWolfe and Lauryn Renzella each posted five kills. 

The Tigers remain undefeated with a 9-0 record while the Axewomen fall to 7-2. Both teams will meet again after the Christmas break at Acadia on January 10th – opening up the second half of the regular season.