WVB | Kodiaks swept by nationally ranked Briercrest

WVB | Kodiaks swept by nationally ranked Briercrest

Nov. 18, 2019 – Facing the number two ranked team in the country, the Lethbridge College Kodiaks women’s volleyball team couldn’t get much momentum going while suffering a pair of lopsided losses to the Briercrest Clippers last weekend.

The undefeated Clippers were simply dominant, allowing the Kodiaks to score over 20 points in just one of the six sets played over the weekend series. 

Lethbridge now sits fifth in the ACAC south division with a 2-6 record, four points back of a playoff position, although they hold two games in hand on fourth place Medicine Hat. 

Read the recaps of each match below, provided by Briercrest sports information.

Lethbridge will now welcome Red Deer College to the Val Matteotti Gymnasium next weekend. The teams will square off at 6 p.m. Friday before a rematch at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

The games will be part of the Kodiaks Alumni/Hall of Fame weekend, which will feature the induction of the second class of the Kodiaks Hall of Fame. There will also be a special social room for all Kodiaks alumni on Friday night and during Saturday night’s basketball games. Admission for the games is by donation benefitting student-athlete scholarships.


WVB | Friday, Nov. 15 - Kodiaks 0 at Briercrest 3

Recap written by Briercrest Sports Information

CARONPORT, SK- The Clippers women's volleyball team took on the Lethbridge College Kodiaks, emerging with a straight sets victory.

The first set was a tight back and forth set between the two teams. But Briercrest pulled ahead and won the first set 25-17.

In the second set, Briercrest got ahead 15-8 gaining the momentum picked up in the first set. The Kodiaks could not find anything to work off near the end and the Clippers stole the set. The score was 25-14 to end off the second set.

In what would be the last set, both teams came out ready to win. It was back and forth action, but the Clippers pulled ahead winning the set and the match, making for a Clippers victory. The final scores were 25-17 / 25-14 / 25-17

Player of the game for the Clippers was #3 Becky Garner achieving 3 aces, 13 kills and 4 digs.

"It was definitely a team effort for sure, we implemented lots of stuff we worked on in practice, which is really awesome." – Becky Garner #3.

WVB | Saturday, Nov. 16 - Kodiaks 0 at Briercrest 3

Recap written by Briercrest Sports Information

The Clippers and the Kodiaks played a rematch on Saturday afternoon, the outcome was a Briercrest win in three sets sweeping the weekend.

Starting the first set, Briercrest caught fire fast, midway through the set the Clippers led with a 16- 10 lead. A big contribution in this set was #10 Mikayla Benterud with 7 aces in the first set alone. Briercrest won the first set 25-13.

In the second set, Briercrest got ahead 15-10 gaining the drive picked up in the first set. Like the first set the Clippers stole the set yet again. The score was 25-16 to end off the second set.

In what would be the last set, both teams came in neck and neck midway through at 14-14. It was a close match, coming down to 24-24, but Briercrest pulled ahead winning the set 26-24 and ultimately the match. Making for a Clippers victory. The final scores were 25-13 / 25-16 / 26-24.

Player of the game for the Clippers was #16 Kelsey Wiebe attaining 4 aces, 7 kills, 4 aces and 3 digs. For the Kodiaks #14 Sarah Hazen was player of the game with 5 digs and 1 assist.

"I think that we really put pressure on them with our serves. We came out firing and stayed really focused throughout it. And we just really had a good time supporting each other." – #16 Kelsey Wiebe.