|Thunder win sets up late season push|
|Friday, 05 February 2010|
Algonquin moved into a seventh place tie with Seneca after defeating the George Brown Huskies for the second time this season.
The first meeting this year between the two teams ended in a 3-0 decision in favour of the Thunder. Although Algonquin won all three matches, Coach Everton Senior was unimpressed with the performance.
“Really we didn’t play very well, we won out on skill level. We missed a lot of serves, we didn’t execute the way we needed to and we kept them in the sets. So the [games] were a lot closer than they had to be,” he said.
Algonquin got out to an early lead in the second contest, winning the first game 25-11.
The second game proved to be a greater challenge. The Huskies were able to hold the lead for the entire game out scoring the Thunder 25-20.
“It’s always tough to have a loss. You just have to try and shake it off for the next game,” said Lena Horn, first year player for the Thunder.
“The first set we were playing well, we were really running hot and hard at them and [the Huskies] didn’t know what was coming at them,” said Coach Senior.
In the final two games the Thunder were able to hold off the Huskies. Algonquin won 25-22 in the third, and 25-18 in the fourth to win the match 3-1.
Each member of the starting line up is in their rookie season. “We’re building off of these girls. But they’re all first year players, they’re learning,” said Coach Senior.
Horn talked about the team coming together. “I think as a new team we really just built on our communication to get to know one another. We’re at that point where we can do it,” she said.
Despite a few unforced errors Jori Armishaw, playing on the left side, had an impressive performance.
“Jori was a lot more aggressive today which is what we need out of her. She’s got to be one of [our top performers] going forward. We want to see her scoring a lot more. It was good to see her playing a lot harder and being aggressive on the ball,” the coach said after the game.
The Thunder will need to build off this win on their up coming road trip against the fifth place Loyalist and second place Durham squads.
This gives Algonquin the chance to move up in the standings as each team is ahead of the Thunder in the division.
|Last Updated ( Friday, 05 February 2010 )|