(HALIFAX, NS) The Dalhousie Tigers beat the UNB Varsity Reds 3-1 Saturday night, in Halifax.
The very first point of the match provided an early highlight for the Varsity Reds.
The Tigers delivered a hard attack, but Drew Duncan(Winnipeg, MB) came up with a fantastic dig to save the point and UNB jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead.
The Tigers were able to rally, winning the first set 25-21.
Points were traded early in the second set, and UNB went up 9-5 with help from Pascal McCarthy(Fredericton, NB), who delivered three kills early.
Down 14-8, the Tigers once again rallied, but UNB won the set 25-22.
Jeffrey Walton(Sudbury, ON) was impressive as the Tigers built a 19-13 lead in the third set on route to a 25-20 win.
Points were traded back and forth in the fourth, with neither team able to gain a lead. The Tigers spread their offense around, getting kills from Matthew Woods(Halifax, NS) as well as Kobe Shannon(Halifax, NS) and Graham Schmuland(Calgary, AB).
Dal took the tightly contested fourth 26-24.
The Subway Player of the Game was Matthew Donovan(London, ON), of the Tigers, for his game-high 21 kills, and 10 digs.
McCarthy finished with 17 kills in the match for the Varsity Reds.
Both teams will face-off again Sunday.
RECAP BY: Kirk Jessome/for Dal Athletics
PHOTOS BY: Carter Hutton/for Dal Athletics