By Ziyad Benhaddad
The Seneca Sting Women’s volleyball team had a back-to-back on the weekend. Seneca was facing the Algonquin Wolves on Friday night and La Cite on Saturday. An advantage for Seneca as both games were at home.
On the first half of the back-to-back, the Sting went the distance against the Wolves in a marathon game. They lost in 5 sets. Kamila Bibi and Stella Dada led the way with 10 kills each. Setter Drew Davis provided a spark for the Sting with 25 assists and 14 digs. Maddy Nadeau led the way for the Wolves by contributing 20 points for the victory.
Algonquin’s Emilie Menard said in a postgame interview, they wanted to dictate the flow of the match. “ We just wanted to play our game, be consistent and get our serves in play.”
Seneca had gained momentum by winning the second and third set but little errors were the downfall for the Sting. Algonquin continues to be a force in the east division as they move past Seneca for third in the standings.
The Sting didn’t have time to sulk as they faced La Cite Saturday afternoon. Seneca took an early lead and never looked back. They swept La Cite in three straight sets. The Sting dominated with with their serves. They had 11 aces in the match while the Coyotes committed 15 service errors. The Coyotes were always on the defensive and that allowed the Sting to run their offence. Ngameni Davina finished the match with 12 kills along with a team-high seven digs. One of the key serve contributors was Kamila Bibi. The first year player recorded a season-high six aces while adding four kills. Kamila stressed that in serving it is about finding the weakness in the defence of the opposition.
“The key is aiming, I am for the weakest player on the court so I can get as many aces as I can.”
In the meantime, Drew Davis was organizing the team with 20 assists and 4 digs. Stella Dada emphasized that they aimed to win in 3 sets.
“It feels really good, our team came in to win in 3… We just want to go up from here and climb the ranks.” Seneca did just that by rebounding from their loss on Friday.
The Sting snow are 2-1. It’s good enough for 4th in the East division, with still one game in hand. That gives a chance for the Sting to climb the standings even more.
Seneca will look to build off their last win as they face George Brown on Thursday at 6 pm.