The Humber women’s varsity volleyball team squared off against Redeemer University for their first home game of the season on Thursday.
An energized Hawk Nation fuelled the team on the court and it showed as the Humber Hawks ended up sweeping the Redeemer Royals in three straight games.
In the first of three matches, the Hawks started off strong. But the Royals slowly crept up on them. The Hawks, however, regrouped and after serving a few rounds passed the Royals and pulled through with a final score of 25-22.
The second game was over within the matter of a few minutes.
The Royals couldn’t match Humber’s production, scoring one point for almost every three the Hawks scored.
Humber brought a merciful and quick finish to that game with a final score of 25-9.
During the third game, the Hawks held a steady lead for the first few points until the Royals pulled ahead and led by three points.
Hawks women pulled through though, taking over the lead ahead by two points before closing the game at 25-22.
The team impressed head coach Chris Wilkins.
“I’m real proud of the girls tonight,” said Wilkins. “We’ve had a lot of adversities this week, with a bunch of injuries and everyone stepped up and played a big part tonight. This was a big game and it’s a big team win for sure.”
It’s the Hawks’ second straight win since their season opener 3-2 victory against Sheridan Bruins last Saturday.
The team’s next game is at Conestoga College against the Condors on Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. and their next home game is on Saturday, Nov. 7 against the Fanshawe Falcons.