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Gee-Gees visit RMC and Queen’s in weekend matchups

Thursday November 6, 2014

~~The Gee-Gees women’s volleyball team will travel to Kingston this weekend to face off against RMC and Queen’s for their second regular season away trip.  The Gee-Gees are coming off a home win and a week off after defeating McMaster in a three set sweep two weeks ago and will set out to prove they can manage the heat away from home base.

"There are no 'off weekends' at this point for us," says Gee-Gees head coach Lionel Woods, “Our division is extremely competitive right now and we need to prepare for each match as mini playoff weekends."

The Queen’s University Gaels (2-2) had a good start, opening the regular season at home with two wins against Windsor and Western but fell short on the road against Ryerson and Toronto last weekend. In four matches, they hold an OUA high average of 18.07 digs per set and tie Ottawa for seventh in the league at 1.73 blocks per set. However, on attack Queen’s is third last at 9.40 kills per set.

The RMC Paladins (0-5) have struggled so far this season recording five straight losses including two at home and three away. RMC stands at a decent 10.41 average for kills per set while the defence has struggled with a league-worst 1.00 blocks per set.

The Gee-Gees lead the league with 2.73 services aces per set, paced by Myriam English and Alix Durivage. Ottawa’s kills per set stands at a 9.45 average so far this season.

"We are really front loaded on our schedule," says Woods, "And the next four weeks will determine a lot of things for February with three in four weekends being 'in-division' match ups."

Saturday’s game against RMC tips off at 1 p.m. and Sunday’s game against Queen’s is set to start at 3 p.m.