Women’s volleyball fall to 3-2

After extending their winning streak to three matches with a win over Brock University last Wednesday, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks’ women’s volleyball team suffered their second loss of the season on Saturday, falling in straight sets to the Western Mustangs.

“Our strengths during the winning streak were in our serving and serve-reception and Western played at a higher level in those areas,” said head coach Luke Snider.

“We weren’t able to serve aggressively enough to get them off their game. They have a very potent offence and we weren’t able to handle them defensively.”

On Sunday, the Hawks were supposed to travel to Toronto to take on the University of Toronto Varsity Blues; however, the game was postponed in accordance with the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) H1N1 policy.

Members of the Blues were exhibiting symptoms of the flu, so the league decided to re-schedule the match for a later date.

“It’s really disappointing that the match was re-scheduled so late,” said Snider. “We had to spend this week preparing for three matches and only playing two of them leaves us to prepare for an additional match down the road. “

The Hawks now sit in fourth in the OUA West standings and will continue their season on Sunday at 2 p.m. when the first-place Waterloo Warriors visit the Laurier Athletic Complex.

“They’re a team that I believe needs to be in ideal situations in order to be at their best,” said Snider of the Warriors. “So our serving is going to be key. If our serves can get them out of sync, we’ll have a great chance to win.”