Tommies Notch Win Versus Blue Devils

Tommies Notch Win Versus Blue Devils

The St. Thomas University Tommies got back into the win column with a 3-1 victory over the visiting University of King's College Blue Devils.

The Tommies were led offensively by Megan Mills (Fredericton, NB) and Jenicca Jean (Nackawic, NB) who had 12 and 8 kills, respectively. Kristin Conrad (Tantallon, NS) and Alex Jackson (Truro, NS) led the way for the Blue Devils with 11 and 10 kills.

The Tommies continued their trend of starting off sets well, but as opposed to Saturday's match against MSVU, a 3-1 loss, they finished off sets against UKC.

"We started out six of our eight sets over the weekend really well, just today we finished better," said head coach Don McKay. "For us Krysteena [Clements] was stronger than she has been, and Hannah [Millier] does a pretty good job. It wasn't her best game, but she got better as the game went on."

Set scores were 25-17, 25-22, 14-25 and 28-26.

The game was an important win for the Tommies as they now have the same number of wins as the Blue Devils, with eight games remaining in the regular season for STU.

 "They are 5-6 and we are 5-8. We still have four games against two teams that we should be able to take games from, but nothing is a given in this league," said McKay. "We still have three really tough games coming up too. Today's win was huge with those games looming."

The Tommies host their Highway 7 rivals UNBSJ Seawolves on Wednesday evening, while the Blue Devils will head to Universite de Sainte Anne to play the Dragons on Saturday the 19th.