February 8, 2019 - The Lethbridge College Kodiaks said farewell to two of their seniors at Friday night's match against the Red Deer Queens.
The Kodiaks coach Anna Schwark encouraged her players to go out and have fun on their last weekend of the season as they say goodbye to two of their committed team members for the last 5 years, Laura Serafini and Sianna Cherweniuk.
The Queens came into the game expecting an easy win, however the Kodiaks kept their spirits high and did not let the Queens get too far ahead.
Queens 1st year outside hitter Emma Holmes kept her swings hard attaining 8 kills for her team as they took the first set against the Kodiaks with a score of 25-21.
Queens came into the second set with knowledge of the Kodiaks potential and increased their momentum and energy on and off the court as their teammates went wild on the sidelines cheering their team on.
The Kodiaks tested their skills on the court in the last few points of the second set and managed to outperform with help from Mack Lewicki achieving 6 kills and Brooke Ringuette who managed to sweep up 8 digs.
Nervous about potentially losing the set, Queens head coach Christopher Wandler tried to pump up his team and get their heads straight along the sidelines. With help from the coach the Queens overcame the nerves and won the second set 25-27.
The Kodiaks fell behind in the third set not showing their true capabilities letting the Queens take the lead with a six point gap with help from the Libero Kaylee Domoney with 5 digs right to the setter Natalie Bloemen. This gave them the confidence they needed to win the third and final set of the night with a score of 25-17.
Players of the Game
Queens: #11 Emma Holmes
Kodiaks: #11 Brooke Ringuette