The Briercrest College women’s volleyball team swept the Lethbridge Kodiaks this weekend to move up the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference standings.
The Clippers’ women’s team beat Lethbridge 3-0 (25-17, 25-20, 25-21) Friday and then won 3-2 (16-25, 25-17, 25-15, 22-25, 15-8) Saturday.
The wins improve the Clippers’ record to 5-7. They’re fifth in the South Division, but have moved to within two games of second place.
In Saturday’s win Elly Wendel led the Clippers with 21 digs, 16 kills, an ace and four blocks. Three of those kills came late in the fifth set to help finish off the win.
Moose Jaw’s Karli Bell was the Kodiaks’ player of the game. She had 14 kills, 23 digs and an ace.
Friday, Mikayla Reinhardt was the Clippers’ player of the game as she had 12 digs, nine kills and an ace. Wendel had a game-high 10 kills. Brooke Peterson had 14 digs for Briercrest, while Erika Cartman had five blocks.
It was a successful weekend for the Clippers’ men’s volleyball team as well as they improved to 11-1 with a pair of wins over Lethbridge.
The Clippers were pushed to the distance Friday, but prevailed 3-2 (25-16, 24-26, 19-25, 25-20, 16-14) after falling behind. Saturday they were able to beat the Kodiaks 3-1 (25-22, 25-22, 18-25, 25-21).
Carter Reimer was the Clippers’ player of the game Saturday as his six digs were crucial in turning away the Kodiaks’ hard-hitting powers. Cody Quiring led the Clippers with 13 kills, Pablo Acuna had seven digs and Josh Wendel added four blocks.
Wendel got the final kill Friday as the Clippers prevailed in the fifth set. Josh Senneker had back-to-back blocks in the decisive set as the Clippers found a way to hold off the Kodiaks.
Wendel was the player of the game thanks to his nine kills, four digs, two blocks and an ace. Quiring had 13 kills and Reimer had 14 digs.
The Clippers are tied Medicine Hat College in an incredibly tight race in the South Division. Both SAIT and Red Deer are 12-0 to sit on top of the division.
The Clippers men’s hockey team dropped both of their weekend games as they fall to 0-18 on the season.
They opened the new semester against the unbeaten NAIT Ooks and lost 8-1 Saturday after losing 6-0 Friday.
NAIT out-shot the Clippers 57-11, but Kyle Golz scored his first ACAC goal to spoil the shutout bid.
Jesse Chenard made 49 saves in the loss.
The Ooks out-shot the Clippers 58-6 on Friday, but Chenard earned player of the game honours for his 51-save performance.
Shannon Szabados stopped two shots in each period for her league-leading third shutout of the season.