The Canadore Panther women’s volleyball team opened their OCAA season on the weekend with a split.
Theylost their home opener against Lambton College 3-2.
“We let this one get away,” said Panther coach Tyler Landry.
The women’s improved their standing in the game against St. Clair Sunday, winning the match 3-2.
“The girls came out very slow and gave away 13 points in errors,” Landry said. “As the match progressed, they started to play together with confidence. It is nice to have a go to player like Ariane Thibault who had 22 kills and three stuff blocks for 25 offensive points. The girls are still improving as we move into the season.”
Thibault was the Panthers player of the game in both matches.
The Panther Men dropped three games to St. Clair College in their home opener. A good crowd was on hand for the three games at the Education Centre gym Sunday.
“The energy just wasn’t consistent from our players,” said Panther head coach Diane Clark. “We were able to keep up with the Saints for the first half of the games, but we gave points away to missed serves and other errors.”
Jordan McGuinty was Canadore’s player of the game.
The women and men’s team will be playing on the weekend in the Nipissing invitational tournament.