Pilots Stretch Nationally-ranked CMU To Five

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

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(NIVERVILLE) - Capitalizing off of the energy of another capacity crowd at the Niverville High School, Providence met CMU on Saturday night and challenged a team ranked in the CCAA's top ten, eventually falling in tie-breaking fifth set.

Rookie setter, Simeon Enns (Winnipeg, MB) was again called on by head coach Paul Armbruster to direct the Pilots' offense as the Pilots and Blazers met for the third time in five matches. The Linden Christian School product helped the hosts jump out to a 2-0 lead in the match, winning the first 25-19 and sending CMU to the ropes after topping the Blazers 26-24 in the second. Enns would finish with 44 assists through five sets, helping his team's main weapon, Noah Boschmann count a match-high 23 kills in the contest.

A sign of a confident team is in their ability to bounce back. CMU would rebound in the third set with a 25-22 victory and send the match to a fifth set with a narrow 25-23 win in the fourth. The Blazers offense was spread between Brayden Griffith and Cam Gayleard who combined for 29 kills in the match

Holding the critical advantage of momentum, CMU jumped ahead in the tiebreak and took the set 15-9, keeping their record unblemished and dropping Providence's record to 2-3 in the young season.

The Niverville High School will play host to one more weekend of Providence volleyball. The Pilots host the USB Rouges on Friday evening before returning to the Niverville Community Resource and Recreation Centre for their final series of 2023 on December 2nd.

Author - Athletics