Sherbrooke outlasts Martlets in volleyball marathon
MONTREAL – Roxane Hasseni of LaSalle, Que., racked up 18 kills, eight digs and a pair of blocks as visiting Sherbrooke outlasted McGill 3-1 in a hard-fought women's volleyball contest at Love Competition Hall, Friday.
The second-place Vert & Or, which improved to 12-3, won by set scores of 25-18, 28-26, 19-25 and 26-24 in a marathon that lasted an hour and 57 minutes.
Sherbrooke had a 46-39 edge in kills and an 11-3 margin in aces.
The result put a serious roadblock in front of McGill's playoff hopes as the Martlets sit last in the four-team RSEQ conference with a 7-8 record. McGill sits three wins behind the third-place Montreal Carabins (10-5) and only five matches remaining on their schedule.
Ashley Norfleet, an education freshman from Brossard, Que., was the leading scorer for the Martlets with 10.5 points. The 5-foot-11 power-hitter registered eight kills, three kills and five assisted blocks.
Teammate Genevieve Plante, a junior from Montreal, added nine kills, 14 digs, a pair of assisted blocks and a 2.14 passing ratio. Marie-Christine Lapointe of St. Jean sur Richelieu, Que., contributed a game-high 28 digs, eight kills, one ace and two assisted blocks. Rookie Catherine Amyot of Ottawa had 13 digs, six kills and one ace. Alexandra Kobza, a sophomore from Vancouver, B.C., had 15 digs and led the team in passing with a 2.33 passing ratio out of 3.
McGill, which now faces a must-win situation in all five of their remaining games, will play the next three on the road, beginning at Laval on Saturday at 6 p.m. The match is scheduled to be webcast live at: http://rougeetor.tv/accesro/
Short Box Score
Sherbrooke Vert & Or 3, McGill Martlets 1
(01/11/13 at Montreal, QC)
Vert et Or def. Martlets 25-18,28-26,19-25,26-24
Vert et Or (Kills-aces-blocks) - Roxane Hasseni 18-3-6; Raissa
Nasser 5-2-1; Catherine Martin 5-1-0; Chloe Belisle-Simard 4-0-0;
Corinne Santerre 4-4-6; Stephanie Beauregard 4-0-1; Fanny Beaudin
3-0-1; Jessica Lambert 2-1-0; Kim Robitaille 1-0-5; Totals 46-11-11.5.
(Assists) - Kim Robitaille 42. (Dig leaders) - Andreanne Whittom 18;
Kim Robitaille 12; Catherine Martin 9; Stephanie Beauregard 8; Fanny
Beaudin 8; Roxane Hasseni 8
Martlets (Kills-aces-blocks) - Genevieve Plante 9-0-2; Marie-C.
Lapointe 8-1-2; Ashley Norfleet 8-0-5; Catherine Amyot 6-1-1; Virginie
Hebert 6-0-1; Marcela Mansure 2-0-1; Rebecca Canam 0-1-0; Totals
39-3-6.0. (Assists) - Marcela Mansure 33. (Dig leaders) - Marie-C.
Lapointe 28; Alexandra Kobza 15; Genevieve Plante 14; Catherine Amyot
13; Marcela Mansure 8