WOLFVILLE, N.S. – The Axewomen volleyball team swept a weekend matchup against the visiting UNB Reds with a 3-0 match win in the second of two games last weekend against UNB.
Peyton DeWolfe led the Axewomen with 10 kills, while teammate Taylor Collombin 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 put together two service aces to give Acadia a 21-15 lead, but again the Reds fought back to trail 24-23. A Hannah Helm 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 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 followed by a second kill by Taylor Collombin ended the set 25-22 and a 3-0 Acadia match win. Hannah Helm was named the Subway Player of the Match with five timely kills and a great defensive effort. UNB’s Paige Lehto was named the Reds’ Player of the Match. UNB will head home and prepare to host the AUS teams in a mid-season tournament this weekend.
Eric Cederberg is the Director of Communications for Acadia Athletics