Briercrest serves their way to victory over Lethbridge

Posted: November 7, 2014

The Briercrest women’s volleyball team faced off tonight against the Lethbridge Kodiaks. Lethbridge holds last place in the southern conference, while our Clippers are first. Coming off a split last weekend, Briercrest looks to sweep and finish off their first semester round of at home games.

The first set was a back and forth affair. Passing errors from both sides meant that neither team gained much momentum. Going into the final points, Briercrest had a 21-18 lead and looked to close out the set. However, the Lethbridge Kodiaks subbed in number 3 Brooke Weist after gaining the service. Weist then managed to secure 6 straight points, leading to a 25-21 victory for the Kodiaks.

In the second set, Briercrest rallied admirably. Gaining a quick lead off of the serving of Samantha Zacharias, Briercrest carried on with fewer errors and stronger play than in the first set. Zacharias increased the lead on her second serving rotation and Briercrest was able to proceed to a 25-15 win. The Lethbridge Kodiaks looked to tighten up their passing in third set.

The third set was the most back and forth yet. Both teams had the lead at different points. However, setter Amanda Lundquist was able to put together a serving run that gave Briercrest a lead that they never surrendered of about four points. Briercrest closed the game off strong with improved defensive play, especially from libero Abigail Robinson and won 25-20.

The fourth set was definitely the most exciting of the sets played between these two teams. The Lethbridge Kodiaks managed to build the lead towards the middle of the set, but Briercrest never let them pull away. In the closing points, both teams fought hard and neither could secure the two point margin needed for victory. Eventually, Briercrest managed to pull together under the serving of Janae Rapley and secured the game with a 29-27 win.

The Briercrest Clippers took the game 3 sets to 1 (21-25, 25-15, 25-20, 29-27). Players of the game were Lindsay Glas for the Lethbridge Kodiaks and Amanda Lundquist for the Briercrest Clippers.

Prominent players for tonight’s match on the Briercrest side were: Amanda Lundquist with a game high nine service aces and 29 assists, and a team high two blocks to go with six kills and six digs, Mikayla Reinhardt with a game high 15 kills and a team high 13 digs and Samantha Zacharias with nine service aces and 13 digs to go with 12 kills.

Briercrest won almost every aspect of the game with 44-39 kills, 36-34 assists, 27-9 service aces, and 65-63 digs. Lethbridge won the block battle 9—4.

Come out to the The Hangar tomorrow afternoon at 1pm to watch Lethbridge and Briercrest rematch.

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