Swimming: Tigers remain atop podium
The final meet of 2013 was another successful one for the Tigers, who once again lapped the competition at the Dalplex pool. Both men’s and women’s teams jumped out to massive leads following Saturday’s races, finishing over 80 points ahead of the second place teams. Individual performances from Molly Wedge and David Sharpe set several new records, and long-time vet Joe Ur had another strong performance. The team will resume action in January with another meet at the Dalplex.
Basketball: Dal breaks even versus Acadia
Two ‘home and home’ series against Acadia ended in a split decision, with each team winning on their respective courts.
In both games in Wolfville on Nov. 13, Acadia jumped out to commanding early leads and didn’t let go. With the series back at the Dalplex on the 16th, Courtney Thompson’s 20 points and Ainsley MacIntyre’s 14 rebounds brought the Tigers’ record back to .500. The late game resulted in the first victory of Rick Plato’s Dal career, as the Tigers had four players in double digits, including John Traboulsi’s 14 off the bench.
Volleyball: Another strong weekend for the Tigers
The women’s volleyball team improved their consecutive set winning streak to nine as they swept the weekend series at the Dalplex. In their Nov. 15 win over Moncton, Marlee Powers landed nine kills while Desiree Nouwen contributed 10 digs. The following match proved to be another strong outing as Nouwen and Maggie Li both had double-digit kills against UNB. In men’s action, a rematch of last year’s finals against the Varsity Reds ended with each side taking a match. Kristen O’Brien added 25 kills in the two matches to boost his league-leading tally to 88 on the season.
A lifelong sports fan, Benjamin Blum entered the world of journalism after suffering a concussion playing rugby for the University of King’s College. From that moment, his twin passions for writing and sports motivated the Thornhill, Ont. native to give this journalism thing a try. Having been an athlete, coach and fan for many years, Ben brings his diverse knowledge of sports along with a witty sense of humour to the sports section. Ben was Sports Editor of the Gazette for Volume 146.