Weekend Sports Recap

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St. Clair Men's Volleyball Remain Undefeated

(Windsor, Ontario) – The St. Clair College men’s volleyball team remained unbeaten after they defeated the Humber Hawks on Saturday night at the Sportsplex in their OCAA home opener.

The Saints won the match by a score of 3-1. Game scores for St. Clair were 25-13, 25-10, 19-25 and 25-19. It was a solid all around team effort by St. Clair. Jared Niziolek (Windsor) led the way offensively with 16 kills, 1 service ace, 1 stuff block and 4 digs. Rrezart Sadiku (Toronto) had a great match as well with 9 kills on 14 attacks along with 2 service aces and 5 digs. With the win the Saints are now 3-0 on the season. The St. Clair men are currently ranked 3rd in Ontario and 12th in Canada. The loss dropped Humber’s record to 1-1. The Hawks were ranked 4th in the OCAA heading into the match.

The men are next in action on Friday, November 10 when the host the Sheridan Bruins at the Sportsplex at 8 pm. Sheridan is 1-1 on the season and are ranked 8th in Ontario. The match will be live streamed on www.we-tv.ca

Women's Volleyball Lose to Top Ranked Humber

(Windsor, Ontario) – The St. Clair College women’s volleyball team earned their first loss of the season on Saturday night at the Sportsplex in their OCAA home opener against the top ranked Humber Hawks.

The Saints lost the match by a score of 3-0. Game scores for Humber were 25-22, 25-16, and 25-22. Middle Jessica Masse had a solid game for St. Clair with 5 kills, 3 stuff blocks and 1 dig. Libero Julie Ann had a great defensive game with 17 digs. With the loss the Saints are now 2-1 on the season. The St. Clair women are currently ranked 5th in Ontario. The win improved Humber’s record to 3-0. The Hawks were ranked 1st in Ontario and 5th in Canada heading into the match.

The women are next in action on Friday, November 10 when the host the Sheridan Bruins at the Sportsplex at 6 pm. Sheridan is 2-0 on the season and are ranked 7th in Ontario. The match will be live streamed on www.we-tv.ca

St. Clair College Women’s Basketball Split Road Trip in Ancaster & Welland

(Ancaster/Welland, Ontario) – The St. Clair College Women’s Basketball team is now 1-2 on the season after splitting a pair of OCAA West Region league games on the road this weekend. St. Clair defeated Redeemer University College in Ancaster Saturday night by a score of 91-63 but fell 82-62 to Niagara College in Welland Sunday afternoon.

In Saturday’s win St. Clair 5th year swing player Shannon Kennedy (Windsor, ON/St. Joseph’s) had an outstanding game scoring 27 points and added 12 rebounds for the double-double. Kennedy just missed a triple-double with an enormous 8 blocks to go with 2 steals. Rookie guard Logan Kucera (Chatham, ON) also reached double figures scoring 14 points for the Saints. The Lady Saints held a 43-31 at halftime but were consistent down the stretch shooting 48% from the field in the contest.

On Sunday the Saints were sluggish out of the gate falling behind 22-10 after the opening frame. St. Clair turned it around in the 2nd quarter and only trailed 34-26 by halftime. However, Niagara put up 27 points in the 3rd quarter and the Saints had to play catch up the remainder of the game. Logan Kucera had another good performance scoring 20 points for St. Clair to go with 7 rebounds. 3rd year Saints forward Rylee Welsh (Lasalle, ON/St. Thomas of Villanova) scored 15 points adding 10 rebounds for the double-double. St. Clair could only manage to hit one triple in the game as opposed to 11 makes by the home team.

St. Clair Hurler Breitner in a Class of His Own

(Windsor, Ontario) - The St. Clair College Men’s Baseball team has closed the books on another successful season after celebrating a regular season and OCAA Provincial Playoff Championship capped by a National Championship. But much of the program’s success in recent years is due to the contributions of 5th year pitcher Kyle Breitner (Mississauga, ON).

As part of those championship years Breitner has compiled an astounding 37-3 record on the mound with a sparkling 1.52 ERA in over 280 innings pitched. With his 11th and final strikeout in this year’s National Championship semi-final win over Holland College he reached the milestone of 300 total for his Saints career. His playoff record in five seasons is a splendid 8-1 with his only loss being a 2-1 defeat in the OUA/OCAA Championship against Brock University. But true to form Breitner came back in the Championship game for the Saints to earn a save in the final inning.

Individual OCAA honours for Breitner include 4 All-Star team selections, 3 Pitcher of the Year Awards as well as 1 Player of the Year Award. He was selected to the OCAA Championship All-Star team in 2016 and named to the National Championship All-Star team as the Top Right Handed Pitcher in each of the last two years. Breitner was also named the OUA/OCAA Championship Top Pitcher in 2013. St. Clair has honoured him 4 times as the Top Pitcher on the Saints team to go with a pair of MVP Awards.

Breitner has helped the Saints baseball program win almost every major championship set in front of them over the past five seasons with the only blemish being a runner up finish at National Championship in 2016. Since the inception of the OCAA Baseball league in 2013 St. Clair has been its only Champion in both the regular season as well as the playoffs amassing a remarkable 97-10 overall record. This includes a perfect 15-0 record in the OCAA Provincial Conference Championship tournament. In addition, St. Clair won two consecutive OUA/OCAA Championships in 2013 and 2014 besting the finest the Ontario Universities offered.

Kyle Breitner records 300th career strike out
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