In their first taste of game action (albeit preseason game action) of the 2015-16 season the men’s volleyball Dalhousie Tigers split two games with the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds.
Playing the first match on Friday Oc. 2 at the Dalplex the Tigers dropped a tight five-setter 3-2. The Tigers took the opening set 27-25, dropped the second 20-25, won the third 25-23, lost the fourth 21-25 and the fifth 12-15.
The next day the Tigers responded with a 3-0 victory to split the two games with the Thunderbirds. The Tigers won 25-18, 25-20, 25-19.
Jonathan Macdonald and Kristen O’Brian were the impact players of the match for the Tigers. Milan Nikic and Mac McNicol stood out for the Thunderbirds.
The Tigers open their AUS title defense on Friday Oct. 23 against the University of Montreal when they host the AUS-RSEQ Interlock Event #1 at the Dalplex. They play Sherbrooke University and the Universite de Laval on Saturday, Oct. 24.