Box Score

Scheduled Game: Laval at CIS Championship - Laval


Trinity Western252526191
Laval271928253« FINAL


Game Date: 3/5/2011Location: Quebec
Game Time: 20:00Attendance: 0
Trinity WesternLaval
Trinity Western
2K.-Jansen Van Doorn49640.075014090120
3Jodi Neufeld4000.000000000000
7Nicole Bazin46212.333023020400
8Andrea Ball4000.0004002110000
9Chelsean Hudson2000.000000000000
10Lauren O Reilly4227.00032210170200
11Amy Leschied47523.087011240300
13Chelsea Wand43221.048001030300
16Carly Hamilton2126-.167012000000
18Alicia Perrin412231.323003030500
3Sarah L.-Levesque43110.20050010200101
4Christine Bourgeois2000.000000000000
5Melanie Savoie413740.1502051231100
8Stephanie Alexandre3000.000000040000
13Sophie Dallaire45520.000132070100
14Gabrielle D.-Brule4011-1.000001020000
15M.-Christine Mondor420852.2310022120200
16Joany L.-Bellemare4000.0000002150000
17Catherine Laurin410439.154114290201
18Donna Ouellet4617.714103041200

Game Recap

Game Recap

(27-25, 19-25, 28-26, 25-19)



The Trinity Western women’s volleyball team’s quest for its first national title came to an abrupt halt Saturday as they lost in a thrilling semifinal to the Laval Rouge et Or 3-1 (27-25, 19-25, 28-26, 25-19) Laval’s PEPS Stadium.

Championship website (live webcasts):

The Spartans will now play for the Bronze medal Sunday against the Alberta Pandas, a team they beat in the Canada West Final Four semifinal, at 1 p.m. With a win in the Bronze medal game, TWU can earn it’s first ever medal at nationals. The Spartans previous best result was a fourth place finish in 2007.

Tournament host and the Quebec champion Rouge et Or will play in the championship Sunday at 4:30 p.m. against the first-seeded and reigning three-time CIS champion University of British Columbia Thunderbirds.

The only time Laval won the national title was precisely against UBC by a score of 3-1 in 2006 in Calgary. The Rouge et Or will also try to avenge two losses suffered against the T-Birds in the last two CIS championships semifinals, both times in three straight sets.

The last time Laval reached the championship final was in 2007, losing in four sets to the University of Alberta Pandas.

It was a hard-fought first set that saw the Rouge et Or take a 1-0 lead by a score of 27-25. At 23-23, Mélanie Savoie dove to save what appeared to be a sure point for the Canada West finalists, eventually allowing Laval to take a 24-23 lead. The crowd favourites then completed the job a couple of plays later.

In the second set, the Spartans virtually led from start to finish, including leads of 8-5 and 16-12 on both technical timeouts. TWU took that set 25-19 and tied up the game.

Despite of 12-7, 19-14 and 21-17 leads in the third set, the Rouge et Or found itself backed against the wall as the Spartans scored seven unanswered points to take a 24-21 priority. Laval then saved a total of five set points to win the second one 28-26 and retake the lead 2-1.

The Rouge et Or began the fourth strongly taking a 4-0 lead. As they did before, the Spartans fought through and were able to take a 10-9 lead. Exchanging points in turn, both teams offered a spectacular show to the fans, with plenty of impressive attacks, blocks and digs.

At 17-17, it was ultimately the Laval players who managed to make a difference, scoring a few straight points en route to a 25-19 victory.

“We always believed in ourselves,” said delighted Laval’s head coach Alain Pelletier. “I said yesterday we had to live the moment. We did the game plan and eyes were convinced. We are in a bubble right now, we can only play better and better and let ourselves go. There is no doubt, we are here to win the championship.”

“I told my girls in the locker room that it was going to be a fight tonight. That we were going to have to give everything that we had emotionally and physically,” commented Spartans’ coach Ryan Hofer. “I think both teams fought very hard out there and unfortunately, we didn’t win it tonight. That’s it.”

Setter Sarah Létourneau-Lévesque was named game’s MVP for the Rouge et Or. In addition to her 50 assists, the 5-foot-6 athlete recovered 20 balls. For the Spartans, Nicole Bazin received the player of the game honours. The Winnipeg-native managed to get six kills, two aces and two blocks for a total of 10 points.


Kills: Marie-Christine Mondor (20), Mélanie Savoie (13), Catherine Laurin (10)
Points: Marie-Christine Mondor (21), Mélanie Savoie (14.5)
Blocks: Donna Ouellet (2)
Digs: Mélanie Savoie (23), Sarah Létourneau-Lévesque (20)
Service aces: Sophie Dallaire (3)
Assists: Sarah Létourneau-Lévesque (50)
Player of the match: Sarah Létourneau-Lévesque
Trinity Western
Kills: Alicia Perrin (12), Kara-Jansen Van Doorn (9)
Points: Alicia Perrin (14.5), Kara-Jansen Van Doorn (10.5)
Blocks: Alicia Perrin (2.5)
Digs: Lauren O’Reilly (17)
Service aces: Nicole Bazin, Lauren O’Reilly (2)
Assists: Lauren O’Reilly (32)
Player of the match: Nicole Bazin


NOTE:  Live webcast of all matches at

Friday, March 4

Quarter-final #1: UBC 3, Sherbrooke 1 (25-13, 25-18, 23-25, 25-12)
Quarter-final #2: Alberta 3, Montreal 1 (18-25, 25-23, 25-20, 25-22)
Quarter-final #3: Trinity Western 3, Western Ontario 2 (25-23, 19-25, 25-18, 19-25, 15-8)
Quarter-final #4: Laval 3, UNB 1 (27-25, 23-25, 25-15, 25-17)

Saturday, March 5

Consolation #1: Montreal 3, Sherbrooke 0 (25-22, 25-18, 25-17)
Consolation #2: Western Ontario 3, UNB 0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-22)
Semifinal #1: UBC 3, Alberta 0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-22)
Semifinal #2: Laval 3, Trinity Western 1 (27-25, 19-25, 28-26, 25-19)

Sunday, March 6

11:00 5th place: Montreal vs. Western Ontario
13:00 Bronze medal: Alberta vs. Trinity Western
16:30 Championship final: UBC vs. Laval

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Courtesy: Laval sports info




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