The Varsity Reds women’s volleyball team is off to a 4-0 start.
UNB’s latest win came last Friday at Cape Breton University when the Varsity Reds defeated the Capers 3-2.
The Reds won the opening set 25-17 but then dropped the next two 25-14 and 25-18. UNB evened things up in the fourth set with a big 25-9 win and then took the fifth and final set 15-10.
Allison Quiring had a UNB high 10 points while Maggie McLenahan had 21 digs.
Up next for the squad is the second AUS-RSEQ Interlock Event of the season which takes place Nov. 21-23 at Laval University. UNB will play four games at the event with matches against McGill, Montreal, Laval and Sherbrooke.
Men’s volleyball defeats Sea-Hawks
UNB’s men’s volleyball team moved over the .500 mark with two wins in St. John’s last weekend.
The Varsity Reds edged the Memorial University of Newfoundland Sea-Hawks 3-1 on Saturday and 3-0 on Sunday.
Ryan Colpitts led the way for UNB on Saturday, recording 21.5 points and 18 digs. On Sunday, Colpitts had 15 points and 12 digs.
Up next for the Reds is the second AUS-RSEQ Interlock Event of the season at Montreal. UNB will play three games at the event with matches against Montreal, Sherbrooke and Laval.
Athletes of the month announced
Men’s soccer midfielder Shea Nordheim was named the Varsity Reds male athlete of the month for October. The fifth year player registered five goals and an assist in six games, helping UNB clinch first place in the AUS regular season standings.
Women’s soccer striker Sam Lagacy was named October’s Varsity Reds female athlete of the month. Lagacy registered six goals and three assists in six October games, helping the Reds finish first in the AUS regular season standings for the first time.
Two Reds named to all-Canadian teams
UNB men’s soccer midfielder Diego Padilha was named a first team CIS all-Canadian last week. He joins Cape Breton’s Sandro Rajkovic and Justin Maheu as the only AUS players to be named to the team.
Meanwhile, Varsity Reds striker Marcus Lees was named a second team CIS all-Canadian. Cape Breton’s Ian Greedy was the only other AUS player on the second team.
Robinson runs at nationals
Battling 110 km per hour winds at the CIS cross country championship in St. John’s last weekend, UNB’s Katie Robinson finished 67th overall in the women’s race with a time of 25:14. She was the only Varsity Red taking part in the event.
McMurray’s stunning saves
One of the highlights from UNB’s AUS championship victory was the performance of goalkeeper Aaron McMurray. The veteran made some incredible saves throughout the match, particularly in the second half when CBU had 10 shots.
“He’s amazing,” midfielder Shea Nordheim said of McMurray. “He made some unbelievable, game saving saves at point blank. He’s done that countless times for us over his career and I think none bigger than those few saves that he made.”
McMurray made six saves in the win. He also made five stops in UNB’s 5-0 semifinal victory over MUN.
Season ends for Buccaneers
The UNB Buccaneers lacrosse team had their season come to an end last Friday.
Playing in the Maritime University Field Lacrosse League quarterfinal, the Buccaneers fell 8-5 to the Acadia Axemen. Alex Miller had two goals for the Bucs while Ben Sweet, Mackenzie McCoy and Nic Thompson added singles.
The Buccaneers finished the regular season in last place with a 0-9 record.
Meanwhile, UNB’s Matt McConnell was named the MUFLL’s top goalie for the 2014 season and captain Evan Richtsfeld won the Commissioner Award. McConnell and Sweet were also named first team all-stars.