Nov. 2, 2018 – Even though there are signs of progress, the Lethbridge College Kodiaks women's volleyball team remains unable to get back in the win column.
The team suffered their sixth straight defeat on Friday, falling 3-1 to the fourth ranked Briercrest Clippers.
Briercrest took command early, starting the match on a 6-2 run before cruising to a dominant 25-17 set one victory.
To their credit, the Kodiaks regrouped and used strong serving to keep pace with the Clippers in set two. Up 21-19, the home side proceeded to rally off four straight points to win the tie the match.
The Clippers found another gear moving forward, taking set three 25-15. With the score at 10-7, Briercrest won fifteen of the final twenty-three points to put themselves on the cusp of victory.
Lethbridge put forth a gutsy effort in set four, battling back from a five-point deficit to tie the match at 15. They then fell down 19-15, but battled back to make it 21-20 Briercrest advantage. Though they battled hard the Clipper's veteran experience proved to be too much, as they won the fourth set 25-22 and the match 3-1.
Players of The Game:
Kodiaks: #7 Grace Kazanowski
Clippers: #2 Kirsty Kindrachuk
Jamie Brown of Lethbridge Kodiaks had an oustanding 27 assists while Ashley Zacharias had a whopping 37 assists. Carmen Nadeau of Lethbridge Kodiaks and Kirsty Kindrachuk from Briercrest each had 14 digs.
The Kodiaks will look to break their losing streak against the Clippers in their Saturday rematch, with first serve set for 1 p.m. from the Val Matteotti Gymnasium.