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PREGAME INFO

 

Keyano Huskies 10 matches won 30 sets won 4 sets lost

Leaders: Justin Delorme  114 kills Kelly Woods 215 assists Liam Matheson 16 service aces Joel Makara 113 digs Justin Delorme 23 blocks

 

NAIT Ooks 9 matches won 1 match lost 29 sets won 9 sets lost

Leaders: Devon Klein 110 kills Mitch Lewington 294 assists Simon Coat 14 service aces Mitch Lewington 71 digs Oliver McSwain 17 blocks

 

Friday  November 23, 2018

 

Set 1

Keyano Huskies 17 NAIT Ooks 25  (0-1)

 

Ranked No. 2 in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) polls, the host Keyano Huskies came out sluggish as the Ooks took a commanding 9-3 lead before head coach Keegan Kuhr called timeout.

Ooks, ranked No. 11 in the CCAA polls, doubled up the Huskies 14-7...quieting the crowd of 228 fans in attendance at the Syncrude Sport & Wellness Centre's Canadian National Resources Ltd. Gymnasium.

Huskies call their second time out down 17-8.

Third-string setter Simon Boily-Tremblay (1st year, Education, Fort McMurray, Alberta) subs in replacing backup setter Randy Popplestone (2nd, Business Admin, Chestermere, Alberta) who has been starting due to the absence of starting Huskies setter Kelly Woods (4th, Business Admin, Oyen, Alberta) out with an injury.

Tremblay's first appearance of the season on the hardwood.

 

Set 2

Keyano Huskies 25 NAIT Ooks 23 (1-1)

 

Popplestone starts the set back at setter.

Some timely kills by 6-foot-4 Liam Matheson (5th year, Business Administration, Tauranga, New Zealand)  and 5th year veteran 6-foot-6 Justin Delorme (Business Administration, Winnipeg Manitoba) bring back the home side 10-10.

Ooks coach Doug Anton calls timeout Huskies up 13-12.

Delorme brings some BANGO calls from the bench and fans with a game winning spike.

 

Set 3

 Keyano Huskies 22 NAIT Ooks 25 (1-2)

 

Huskies get out to a great start 8-2 before Ooks call timeout.

Ooks come back to tie the game 11-11 before a Delorme kill gives the home side a 12-11 edge.

A quick second hit by Popplestone gives the Huskies a 17-16 edge in a tightly contest third set.

Hustle by Ooks' Jonathan Shapka gave the Edmonton team the lead 21-18.

Ooks outscored Huskies 23-14 after their first timeout.

 

Set 4

Keyano Huskies 25  NAIT Ooks 25  (1-3)

 

Some excellent rallies highlighted the set with appreciation shown by the fans...be they Keyano or NAIT faithful.

Ooks took a timeout as the Huskies rallied behind Delorme and teammates, to bring them back 12-16.

Highlight was a backrow spike by Matheson as though he had helium in his heels.

Huskies first match lost in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference 2018-2019 regular season.

Huskies last home court loss was January 6, 2018 to The Kings University Eagles.

Huskies Player of the Game No. 20 Simon Tremblay.

Ooks Player of the Game No. 6 Simon Coat.