Women’s Volleyball Capture Bronze Medal at ACAC Provincials

Women’s Volleyball Capture Bronze Medal at ACAC Provincials

The Eagles Women's Volleyball team had a successful weekend at the 2020 ACAC Provincial Championships over the weekend in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Taking home a bronze medal on Saturday with a win over the University of Alberta Augustana Vikings. 

The Eagles got off to a hot start on Thursday against the Ambrose Lions. When asked about the game 4th-year middle blocker for the Eagles Brynelle Barrs said, "There were many emotions going into our first game against Ambrose. We were all very excited, but there were definitely some nerves. However, the team never showed that they were nervous. We started out with the best warm-up that we had all season, and that energy continued into the game. We knew that it was going to be a battle, and we fought hard, winning the game in three sets. We really came together and took complete control of the game. We came together for our sisters and played with love and support for each other. That game will be one that I hold with me for the rest of my life!" stated. The Eagles took the match in three sets (25-23, 25-18, 25-21).

With the win over the Lions, the Eagles moved into the semifinals against the Briercrest Clippers. The Eagles fought hard all match but came up just short losing in straight sets (23-25,18-25, 19-25). "We were really excited to play Briercrest in the semi-final," said setter Jada Lea. She continued "We knew that they would push us to have to play our best game in order to win. Even though we didn't end up with the result we wanted, I am confident saying that we did play our best and most consistent game of the season in that semi-final. As a team we know that how we play isn't determined by what's on the scoreboard, we strive to play every point with focus and urgency no matter what. I am proud of the focus we brought to that game and I wish Briercrest the best of luck at nationals!"  

On Saturday the Eagles looked to bounce back from their loss to the Clippers in the bronze medal match against the Vikings. It was a back and forth affair with the Eagles coming out on top with a three sets to one victory to claim bronze (25-19, 25-23, 17-25, 26-24). "Coming into the match against Augustana we came in with a mentality to take each point one at a time and play in the moment for this was our last moments with this exact team. After previously losing against Augustana in the second semester we knew we were prepared to play the Vikings this match. We started off the first set strong setting the tone for the rest of the game. After many long intense rallies of consistent defence, our offence prevailed," stated Eagle's left side Lauren Kroetsch.