Rams fall in volleyball semifinal, players crack all-star roster

Staff ~ The Truro Daily News
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SACKVILLE, N.B. - The Dalhousie Rams' bid for a conference women's volleyball title ended early on the weekend at Mount Allison University.

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The fourth seeded Rams were blanked 3-0 (25-13, 25-16, 25-19) by the No. 1 Mount St. Vincent Mystics in Saturday's Atlantic Colleges Athletic Association semifinal, ending their run at the event.

Truro's Samantha Fanning led the Rams' attack with nine kills while Thea McLachlin had four. Truro's Sarah Matheson and Melanie Wood each added three.

Rachel Hughes made 17 assists and led the team with 10 digs. Fanning and Katie McQueen each collected nine and McLachlin had six.

Sydney Foy made 13 kills for the Mystics while Meghan MacDougall made 23 assists and Haley MacDonald made 17 digs.

The Mystics went on to beat the No. 3 Saint John Seawolves 3-0 in Sunday's final and will represent the ACAA at the national championship March 5 to 8 at Seneca College in Toronto.

The weekend wasn't all bad for the Rams however.

McLachlin was named conference rookie of the year and was selected to the first all-star team while Fanning was also named to the squad. McLachlin, a native of Red Deer, Alta., is a five-foot-eight outside hitter while Fanning plays power.

Organizations: Seneca College, Atlantic Colleges Athletic Association

Geographic location: Toronto, Red Deer

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