Although it was a nail biter, the Hawks maintained their eight year OCAA win streak in their efforts to win a 10th straight provincial championship.
Humber Hawks women’s volleyball team beat the Redeemer Royals on Dec. 7.
But Redeemer did not make it an easy win. They kept it close in every set, but just fell short in the match at Ancaster College. The Hawks won all sets by 25-23, 25-14 and 25-23.
The Royals started off the game strong by taking the first few points of the night, which had their coach impressed early on.
“That match was a huge one for us, competing with one of the best teams in the country,” Royal’s head coach Brad Douwes said.
Hawks won by staying strong and constantly communicating as a team on the court, which Hawks’ outside hitter Breanna Golding said is the most important thing in volleyball.
The women now get a break with their next regular season game scheduled for Jan. 14 at Sheridan against the Bruins in Oakville.
Head coach Chris Wilkins said the long layoff should not affect their game and actually be beneficial for the rest of the season starting in January.
“We need a break, we’ve been going pretty hard right now,” Hawks’ head coach Chris Wilkins said.
The Hawks’ women plan to get together during the break to practice, Golding said. The women will miss the gym.
“We are ready for a break. Excited for a break,” Douwes said.
Their next matchup is at Sheridan against the Bruins on Saturday Jan. 14.