Briercrest Defeats SAIT In Rematch

Posted: October 18, 2014

For the rematch of the Briercrest Clippers and the SAIT Trojans both women’s volleyball teams prepared themselves for another tough game. SAIT started the first set with the first couple of points and Briercrest quickly followed, reducing the SAIT lead to 5-7. Briercrest called a time out after SAIT built a 9-13 lead. It looked like today’s rematch would be a bit more competitive with Briercrest and SAIT battling to gain more points. After the time out Briercrest, determined to beat SAIT on the scoreboard, changed the score to 17-18 for SAIT. Briercrest continued to flip the switch gaining the lead 22-19 with SAIT calling a time out. After steady battling between sides, Briercrest conquered the first set, 25-20.

As the second set began Briercrest continued to advance, building a 7-4 lead. The scoreboard remained close for both teams, with a 12-10 Briercrest lead. As the set neared the end, Briercrest still pushing forward and taking a 21-16 lead, SAIT called a time out. Concluding the second set, Briercrest advanced with a 25-19 win for Briercrest.

Entering into the third set, Briercrest came out strong building a 6-2 lead. As both teams battled, Briercrest continued to prove determined keeping ahead 14-9. SAIT called a time out at 20-13 for Briercrest. Briercrest stayed consistent and continued to take the lead 24-17. The match ended with Briercrest defeating SAIT 25-18 in the third set to take the game 3-0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-18).

Sam Zacharias was the Briercrest player of the game with a game high 14 digs and four service aces to go with six kills, two assists and a block. Zacharias’ powerful serves and quick saves helped Briercrest make their way to victory. Briercrest led SAIT in almost all stats; 36-24 kills, 33-22 assists, 8-6 service aces and 35-28 digs. Briercrest and SAIT each had three blocks.

Briercrest’s next game is against Red Deer College Friday, October 24 at 6:00 pm.

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