Sports in Brief

Men's volleyball recap, Around in the ARC in 21 days

Men’s volleyball routs RMC

The men’s volleyball team featured their younger players in a 3-0 sweep of the RMC Paladins 3-0 on Friday night.

The Gaels faced little adversity in the match, showcasing their defence as they moved to 9-5 this season.

The team was led by first-year outside hitter Markus Trence, who recorded eight kills and 10 points.

Third-year hitter Stephen Holmes, and first-year hitter Austin Payne also chipped in 9.5 points apiece.

Second-year setter Matthew Bonshor distributed the ball well, contributing 27 assists.

With the victory on Friday, the Gaels are one win behind their rivals, the Western Mustangs, who currently hold third place in the standings.

The team is heading into a two game home stand this weekend, hosting the York Lions on Saturday and the first place McMaster Marauders on Sunday.

— Sean Liebich

Athletics activates student fitness campaign

The “Around the ARC in 21 Days” challenge has reached its halfway point.

Until Feb. 8, Athletics and Recreation is offering students easier access to activities across Queen’s campus, via daily text message reminders.

The campaign was launched to encourage students to remain active or social for 21 days in a row, according to Athletics and Recreation Marketing and Communications coordinator Kate Kittner.

“Essentially, the challenge is built around this concept — doing something for 21 Days in a row helps you form a habit,” Kittner said via email.

Intended to be a promotional program for first-years, the challenge is open to all students. The campaign offers daily prizes for those who sign up.

Activities include free fitness classes, recreational swims, piloboxing, attending Queen’s varsity home games and a campus scavenger hunt.

— Peter Morrow

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