Nov. 3, 2019 - After an early season bye, the Kodiaks volleyball teams returned to action with a road trip to Olds College last weekend.
The Kodiaks nationally ranked men's team dropped the opening set of the weekend, but then rattled off the next six in a row to pick up two important wins.
The Kodiaks women, meanwhile, fell 3-1 on Friday before picking up an impressive straight sets win on Saturday.
Men's volleyball now sit at 3-1 while the women sit at 2-2. The teams will now play Medicine Hat College in a weekend home-and-home, starting with a home match this Friday.
Recaps written by Olds College Sports Information
WVB | Friday, Nov. 1 - Kodiaks 1 at Olds College 3
Olds College Broncos women's volleyball team won 3-1 (25-12, 25-17, 20-25, 25-17) to the Lethbridge College Kodiaks in the Broncos We Dig Pink-Women's Cancer Awareness Game Friday, Nov. 1at the Ralph Klein Centre.
The first set started slow with neither team taking control until Keira Mackenzie stepped to the service line and the Broncos went on a 10 point run to take a 16-7 lead and didn't look back. The Broncos took the first set 25-12.
The second set was close until Tabi Martin stepped to the service line at 10-8 for Olds and her strong serving put Lethbridge out of sorts until the Broncos had a 15-8 lead. The only thing to stop her was a long serve, but Olds was able to get the ball back on the next serve. The Broncos maintained the lead for the remainder of the set to take the second set 25-17.
Lethbridge started strong in the third set, taking an 8-3 lead early on, forcing an Olds timeout. Lethbridge came out of the timeout strong and extended their lead to 12-3. Tabi Martin broke the run with a strong kill, but Lethbridge quickly took the serve back. The teams played side-out ball until Tabi Martin came up to serve and cut the lead to 15-9 forcing a Lethbridge timeout. The teams went back and forth with Lethbridge maintaining their six point lead. Olds called another timeout at 23-17 and got the ball back with Tabi Martin up to serve cutting the lead to 23-20 before Lethbridge took the set 25-20.
The Broncos jumped out to a 7-1 lead off serving from Janeen Pellat to start the fourth set. The teams then went back and forth until a Tabi Martin kill ignited another run by the Broncos, this time with Avery Gammel up to serve and building a 15-6 lead. Kayley Lloyd had a great party ball to help extend the lead while Janeen Pellat was up to serve to extend the Broncos lead to 19-9. Lethbridge went on mini runs of their own to make the score 19-12 and 22-15 before the Broncos took the game 25-17
Player of the game for Lethbridge was Morgan Bullerwell with a game high six service aces to go with four kills and five digs and the Pit Barbecue Player of the Game for the Broncos was Tabi Martin with a game high 12 kills to go with a team high four service aces, and 10 digs and a block.
The Broncos led the game with kills 42-26, assists 39-22 and blocks 9-7 while Lethbridge held the advantage in the game with service aces 12-8 and digs 65-63. Natalya Hauser had a game high 18 assists and Francesca Sandini had a game high 27 digs.
WVB | Saturday, Nov. 2 - Kodiaks 3 at Olds College 0
Olds College Broncos women's volleyball team lost 3-0 (25-17, 25-23, 26-24) to the Lethbridge College Kodiaks in the Broncos Olds College Student Appreciatuon game Game Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Ralph Klein Centre.
The first set Lethbridge jumped out to 5-1 lead before a Tabi Martin kill stopped the run. Lethbridge got the serve back again and forced an Olds timeout at 8-2 for Lethbridge. Lethbridge continued their strong play pushing their lead to 16-2 with Claire Armstrong up to serve. A setting error turned the ball over to the Broncos and Searra Schofner had a dagger of a service ace to start a small Olds run to 16-5. The teams played side-out ball, with the Broncos cutting the score to 25-17.
The Broncos came out strong in the second set jumping out to an 8-3 lead and forcing a Lethbridge timeout. Lethbridge cut the lead to 10-9 with a run of their own before the teams played sideout ball. A fantastic, long rally spurred on a run by the Broncos to help them build up a 19-14 lead and forcing a Lethbridge timeout. Lethbridge responded to tie the game at 20-20 before Lethbridge took a 22-21 lead and forcing a Broncos timeout. Lethbridge took the second set 25-23.
Lethbridge jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the third set to force a Broncos timeout. The Broncos came out of the timeout strong to tie it 4-4. The teams then went back and forth, point-for-point, with Lethbridge able to extend their lead by two, but now more. The Broncos went on a run to make the score 14-13, but Lethbridge quickly tied it on a long serve. The Broncos took an 18-16 lead, forcing a Lethbridge timeout. The Broncos were able to extend their lead to 22-19 off some incredible stuff blocks. Lethbridge was able to take the lead 23-22 out of the timeout to force an Olds timeout. Olds took the lead out of the timeout 24-23 but Lethbridge came back to take a 26-24 win.
Player of the game for Lethbridge was Jamie Brown with a team high 12 assists and the Pit Barbecue Player of the Game for the Broncos was Courtney Greenway with a game high seven digs and a team high service aces.
The Broncos led the game in kills 27-21, and assists 35-16 while Lethbridge held the advantage in the game with digs 53-50 and blocks 18-5. Both teams had seven aces. Tabi Martin had a team high eight kills and two blocks, Avery Gammel had a game high 33 assists and team high two service aces and Francesca Sandini had a game high 18 digs.
MVB | Friday, Nov. 1 - Kodiaks 3 at Olds College 1
Olds College Broncos men's volleyball team lost 3-1 (21-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-21) to the Lethbridge College Kodiaks in the Broncos We Dig Pink-Women's Cancer Awareness Game Friday, Nov. 1at the Ralph Klein Centre.
The first set started with back and forth play before the Broncos pulled away at 21-16. There were some monster kills throughout the set, notably from Ryzen Walkingbear and Jesse Stoddart. Lethbridge tried to make a comeback but a long serve gave Broncos the 25-20 win.
The Broncos took off from where they left off in the second set, with the early lead off a thunderous Ryzen Walkingbear kill. Olds went on a 4-0 run off Braden Bates serves to take an 8-5 lead. Lethbridge responded with a run of their own to tie the score 8-8. The teams exchanged points until Lethbridge took a 21-19 lead to force an Olds timeout. Lethbridge continued to pull away to take the second set 25-21.
Lethbridge jumped out to an 8-3 lead early. The Broncos pushed back but Lethbridge was able to maintain their five point lead. Olds took a timeout with a 15-9 lead. The Broncos chipped away at the lead to bring it to 21-19 for Lethbridge. The Broncos forced a Lethbridge timeout at 24-22 for Lethbridge. Lethbridge finished off the set coming out of the timeout to win 25-22.
The Broncos jumped out to a 6-0 lead to start the fourth set off fantastic serving from Ryzen Walkingbear. The Broncos were able to maintain a five point lead with Lethbridge cutting the lead until they tied it at 11-11 and forcing a timeout. Lethbridge took their first lead of the set out of the timeout and extended it to 14-11. The teams went back and forth exchanging points until Haiden Hurtig cut the lead to 16-14 with a powerful service ace. Lethbridge forced a Broncos timeout at 19-15 but that was the closest that Olds would get, falling 25-21 in the fourth and deciding set.
Player of the game for Lethbridge was Quinn Buchanan with nine kills and a game high four blocks and the Pit Barbecue Player of the Game for the Broncos was Thundersky Walkingbear with a team high 13 kills and two blocks to go with 10 digs.
The Broncos held the advantage for digs 62-59. Lethbridge held the advantage in kills 54-34, assists 44-33 and blocks 9-7. Thomas Pugsley had a team high 24 assists, Jesse Stoddart had a team high 13 digs and Braden Bates had a team high two blocks for Olds.
MVB | Saturday, Nov. 2 - Kodiaks 3 at Olds College 0
Olds College Broncos men's volleyball team lost 3-0 (25-17, 25-20, 25-19) to the Lethbridge College Kodiaks in the Broncos Olds College Student Appreciation Game Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Ralph Klein Centre.
The Broncos got to an early 2-0 lead and held on to the two point lead until Lethbridge took a 6-5 lead. The Broncos took a timeout when Lethbridge took a 9-6 lead. Lethbridge was able to gradually extend their lead but the Broncos were able to cut the lead to 16-15. A 22-17 Kodiaks lead forced another Broncos timeout, but Lethbridge took the set 25-17.
Jesse Stoddart came in at libero to start the second set for Olds. The Broncos jumped out to a one point lead and the teams kept exchanging points and the lead until Lethbridge took a 7-5 advantage. The teams continued to go back and forth with Olds taking a timeout at 10-8 for Lethbridge. Thundersky Walkingbear had a powerful kill after a rally out of the timeout to break the Lethbridge run, but Lethbridge got the ball back on the next play. Lethbridge extended their lead to 15-11 before Ryzen Walkingbear pounded the ball through the Lethbridge blocks. The Broncos called a timeout at 18-12 for Lethbridge. Walkngbear had a kill out of the timeout to end the Kodiaks momentum. But, Lethbridge extended their lead to 24-16 before the Broncos went on a mini run to make the score 24-20 before falling 25-20.
Lukas Dragicevic kicked off the third set with a thunderous kill for the Broncos leading the Broncos to early momentum that led to a 2-0 lead. Lethbridge built up a 5-2 lead forcing a Broncos timeout. The teams then went back and forth with teams exchanging points but the Lethbridge lead not changing by more than a point. The largest lead that Lethbridge was able to build was to win the third set 25-19
Player of the game for Lethbridge was Zach Wikenheiser with a game high 23 assists to go with three aces and the Pit Barbecue Player of the Game for the Broncos was Jesse Stoddart with a team high 13 digs.
Lethbridge held the advantage in kills 35-19, assists 32-17, service aces 16-2, digs 51-41 and blocks 9-7. Thundersky Walkingbear had a team high five kills, Thomas Puglaset had a team high 13 assists and Ryzen Walkingbear had a team high two blocks for Olds.