Women’s volleyball lose against leading team in first game of new year

The St. Thomas University women's volleyball team lost 3-1 to Mount Saint Vincent University. (Shannon Cornelius/AQ)

The St. Thomas University women’s volleyball team suffered a 3-1 loss against the league’s first place team, the Mount Saint Vincent University Mystics, on Jan. 12.

The game started as a tight match with the Mystics working hard to keep the Tommies’ lead to a minimum, but they managed to catch up and win the first set 25-18.

The second set saw a similar start with both teams fighting to get ahead. The Tommies and the Mystics had some good blocks and digs, keeping the score close throughout the set, but the Tommies took it 28-25.

The game was steady with more good saves and blocks from both teams. Tommies Megan Mills and Veronique McGrath led the team in digs with 13 each.

Megan Mills had 13 digs during the game and scored 13 points. (Shannon Cornelius/AQ)

MSVU got a slow lead over the Tommies and won the set 25-16.

The fourth set saw quick points for both teams, bringing the score up to 16-14 for the Mystics. Both teams continued to let the ball hit the floor, but MSVU kept their lead and won the set 25-21 and the game 3-1.

Tommies head coach Don McKay was happy with the way the team played, despite the loss.

“We did a lot of good things. We just didn’t do enough to knock them off. They’re the number one for a reason and everyone else is trying to catch them,” said McKay.

“The top teams are tough and we want to get up there so we’re just going to keep pecking away and hopefully the six or seven that are on the court can do that.”