Briercrest women sweep Olds for the weekend
In the second game of the weekend, Briercrest took the game in three sets against the Olds College Broncos making the score 3-0 (25-18, 25-13, 25-18). In the last home game of the semester Briercrest pulled out a strong game in bringing home their fourth straight win.
Briercrest took an early lead in the first set with kills by Karina Peterson, and Emma Neustaedter. Briercrest continued to establish their lead with Rylee Wiebe’s two kills and two service aces. Olds put the pressure on Briercrest with strong kills, however Briercrest brought it back with strong defense. After some back and forth Briercrest took the first set in a score of 25-18.
The second set started strong for both teams, with point-for-point being scored. Briercrest was able to pull ahead with multiple strong kills by Emma Neustaedter, and an amazing three service aces in a row by Janae Rapley. This lead was further cemented with Sam Zacharias’s huge hits bringing the score to 19-11 Briercrest. The game was won by a strong serve by Acacia Wiebe, finishing the set with a score of 25-13.
In the final set Briercrest took another early lead with multiple kills by Sam Zacharias. Olds closes gap to 11-10, with multiple kills by Tara Yuha. However, Briercrest continued to play a strong offense, bring the score to 21-12 with Sam Zacharias’s four back-to-back kills. Olds fought back to again close the lead Briercrest had established bring the score to 24-18. However, Briercrest won the final set with a huge hit by Janae Rapley, the final score was 25-18.
The Player of the Game for Olds was Janelle Neyron, with eleven kills for Olds; Tara Yuha was also an asset to their offensive with 5 kills. For Briercrest the Player of the Game, with 9 kills and 6 service aces, was Janae Rapley. Both teams played strong, with Briercrest prevailing winning the game 3-0.