Seneca Sting move past the Condors to OCAA semi-finals

Reporter: Luke Callebert

The Seneca Sting moved to the OCAA championship semi-finals with a win over the Conestoga Condors. The Sting continued their dominant season, winning sets 25-15, 25-22 and 25-22.

“We executed well at times,” said head coach Shane Timms. “We did what we needed to do to win the game.”

It was all Sting in the first set, jumping out to a 22-11 lead. Tina O’Donnell had a run of nine straight serves and Lindsay Ballance had two critical kills as Seneca took the first set 25-15.

Conestoga tried to get back into the match in the second set. Keeping it close, the Condors tied the set up 21-21, but ultimately fell to the stronger team from Seneca, 25-22.

The third set was more of the same, with the Condors keeping it close but never taking control. The Sting were ultimately too much, winning 25-22.

The Sting now advance to play the Fanshawe Falcons in the first semi-final.

“We need to bring our own energy,” said Timms. “The match-up against Fanshawe is going to be a big one. They bring a lot of fire and we’re going to bring a lot of fire, as well.”

The Falcons/Sting semi-final takes place Feb. 20 at 6 p.m.