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Tigers come from behind to top Axewomen in five

Tigers come from behind to top Axewomen in five

WOLFVILLE – It took five sets, but the Dalhousie Tigers took Thursday night's match 3-2 over the Acadia Axewomen.

Dalhousie had a statement fifth set, winning 15-6 after coming back from down 2-1 to win the fourth 25-16.

Paris Stewart (Halifax, NS) led the Tigers attack with a match-high 18 kills. Talia Vydykhan (Hammonds Plains, NS) and Lucy Glen-Carter (Toronto, ON) finished in double-digits offensively with 14 and 10 kills respectively.

It was Kirsty Longino (Calgary, AB) quarterbacking the offence, picking up 47 assists in the victory.

For the hometown Axewomen Wesley-Ann Bailey (Ottawa, ON), Erica Fisher (Middle Stewiacke, NS) and Alexia Lemay-Evans (Azilda, ON) each finished with a team-high eight kills. Bailey also had two solo blocks and two block assists for a 12-point night.

Lemay-Evans led the match with three service aces for a team-high 12.5 points.

Defensively, liberos Rebecca MacDonnell (Mount Uniacke, NS) and Rebecca Dorsey (Toronto, ON) had 17 digs to lead their teams.

With the victory, the AUS standings going into the final weekend have Acadia in first place with 28 points, while Dalhousie and Saint Mary's have 24 points, although the Huskies have a game in hand. In the fourth and final playoff position are the UNB Reds with 20 points.

Saturday night Acadia and Dalhousie meet one last time to wrap up conference play, with the AUS semifinal series starting next week. Opponents for the semifinal round will be determined following the final matches this weekend.