By: A. Wickstrom
Humber Athletics Sports Information
ETOBICOKE - No. 1 Humber men's volleyball (10-0, 1st West) extended its win streak after downing No. 12 Conestoga Condors (7-3, 2nd West) in straight sets on Jan 9. The final scores were 25-15, 25-17, and 25-13.
Outside Rrezart Sadiku got the Hawks started in their 2020 debut, earning control for his team with a kill followed by a five-point service run. Humber built off this lead throughout the first and second sets with back-to-back blocks by senior Andrew Blakey, leaving the Condors trailing behind. Earning six aces within two sets, third-year Jake Gomes was a vital tool in maintaining the Hawks' lead. Kills by Rrezart Sadiku and Eduardo Silva Ferreira were unstoppable by the Condors, as Humber took the first set at 25-15 and the second at 25-17.
Humber maintained its momentum as they entered the final set of the night, with freshman Joshua Fadare putting the Hawks on the scoreboard with an outside kill, followed by Rrezart Sadiku nailing down double service aces. The Hawks were unstoppable as a four-point deficit pushed the Condors into an early timeout. Maximum Crowder was a force at the net, halting the Condors offence with three total blocks. Andrew Blakey pushed Humber to victory with a three-point service run, ending the game at 25-13.
- The Hawks improved their service aces per set average, going from 2.31 to 2.56 after earning a new season-high of 15.
- Third-year Jake Gomes finished with a career-high eight aces, moving into fifth all-time on Humber's career aces list.
- Humber played disciplined and clean as they took the match while making only four unforced errors.
No. 1 Humber will continue its three-match homestand Jan. 15 when the Sheridan Bruins visit the North Campus Gym. Game time is set for 8 p.m. and will be streamed live on the Hawks Sports Network.