The Algonquin Thunder took home the victory Jan. 25, against the Loyalist Lancers in a three-set match on home soil to snap a two-game losing streak.
Algonquin now currently sits two positions ahead of Loyalist, increasing their record to 9-4. The win also tied the Thunder with Centennial College, now sitting in fourth place in the division.
The Thunder started the game strong, scoring the first point and winning the first set by 15 points. Here is the score of all three sets:
Set 1: 25-10 Algonquin
Set 2: 25-22 Algonquin
Set 3: 25-17 Algonquin
Algonquin had a rookie performer shine when starter Sidney Sletcher needed to sit out the whole third set due to a shin injury. Emilie Menard was able to come in and seal the deal for the Thunder.
Despite the previous night’s loss against the undefeated Durham Lords, Algonquin players kept a positive attitude and cheered constantly between plays.
“I`m always confident in my team and I`m happy we were able to play well and win tonight,” said Thunder player Breanne Scheerhoorn.
After dominating the first set, Scheerhoorn didn’t feel worried when Loyalist started to fight back in the second set.
“There`s a fine line between overconfident and having confidence. When you start to feel pressure, you start to go for less spikes and more tips,” said Scheerhoorn. “We just have to play mentally strong and keep working hard.”
Algonquin hopes to continue their success Friday Jan. 25, against Canadore, in Ottawa.