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Scheduled Game: Winnipeg - Canada West Bronze Medal (UBC)

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GAME RESULTS123T
Trinity Western2525303« FINAL
WINNIPEG2318280

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Game Date: 2/25/2012Location: Vancouver, BC
Game Time: 6:15 PMAttendance: 375
Trinity WesternWINNIPEG
GamesKETAPCTKETAPCT
110736.083131343.000
212425.3206926-.115
3111249-.020111049.020
Trinity Western
ATTACKSETSERVESRVDEFBLOCKGEN
#NAMEGPKETAPCTASASEREDIGBSBABEBHE
7Nicole Bazin34110.300011030400
9Chelsea Hudson3102.5002611050600
11Amy Leschied36625.000110240400
12Royal Richardson310630.133000250200
17Kelci French38322.227013180410
18Alicia Perrin34516-.0621020411000
1Amber Brown3014-.250201040000
3Jodi Neufeld3000.0000001100000
13Chelsea Wand3000.000100020000
16Carly Hamilton2011-1.000000000000
Totals/Average3323110.091314864513010
WINNIPEG
ATTACKSETSERVESRVDEFBLOCKGEN
#NAMEGPKETAPCTASASEREDIGBSBABEBHE
1Brittany Habing3215.2002410040300
4Ellina Domnidou31310-.200102080300
7Erika Buchanan34310.100001001500
8Lauren Sears38418.222241040600
9Ozana Nikolic36826-.0770010130410
18Carleen Kruschel381144-.068012250000
2Alicia Perry3114.000001020100
11Tesca Andrew-Wasylik3000.0002002110000
13Erika Willows2000.000000000000
15Mackenzie Jeffrey3011-1.000000000000
Totals/Average3032118-.017296844712210

Game Recap

Game Recap

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL (CANADA WEST)
SATURDAY, FEBRURARY 25, 2012
CANADA WEST FINAL FOUR BRONZE MEDAL GAME
TRINITY WESTERN (3) WINNIPEG (0)
(25-23, 25-18, 30-28)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL ADVANCES TO NATIONALS BY WINNING CANADA WEST BRONZE

LANGLEY, British Columbia –
In a do or die match, the No. 3 ranked Trinity Western women’s volleyball team earned a spot in the CIS national championship by capturing the Canada West bronze medal game with a 3-0 (25-23, 25-18, 30-28) win over Winnipeg, who was also No. 3 in the most recent rankings, Saturday at the War Memorial Gym.

While the Spartans got the win, they didn’t make it easy on themselves as they had to eke out wins in both the first and third sets after possessing four-point leads at match point on both occasions. But in the end, Trinity Western, who took home the CIS bronze medal at last year’s national championship, got the win it needed and will now travel to Hamilton, Ont. for this year’s national tournament Mar. 8-10.

Trinity Western was led by Royal Richardson, who had 10 kills and five digs, Alicia Perrin, who had 11 blocks and four kills, and Kelci French, who had eight kills, eight digs and four blocks. Setter Chelsea Hudson had 26 assists and had six block assists.

The Wesmen was led by Lauren Sears who had eight kills, four aces and six blocks, Carleen Kruschel, who had eight kills and five digs, and Ozana Nikolic, who had six kills, 13 digs and four blocks.

The Spartans looked poised to cruise to an easy win in the third set, up 24-20 with all the momentum on their side and a CIS berth just a point away. But the Wesmen proved to have plenty of fight left, rallying for five straight points, led by fifth-year middle Lauren Sears.

After Nikolic hammered a kill to make it 24-21, Sears smacked a kill of her own and then teamed up for a block with Nikolic to bring the Wesmen within one. Ellina Domnidou added a kill to tie the game up, and Sears then registered her eighth kill of the night to give the Wesmen a chance at game point.

But the Spartans Amy Leschied came up with a kill and then an ace to put Trinity Western back up one, and after the teams traded points a few times, Trinity Western’s Richardson finally put one down for the Spartans on their seventh chance at match point to send them through to the CIS tournament.

The Spartans kept the Wesmen offence out of sync all night with 16 blocks in the match. Alicia Perrin had a dominant performance in the middle, getting in on 11 of those blocks, including one solo.

"I thought our blocking was what did it for us this game. We passed well and did okay offensively, but Alicia did a fantastic job at the net," said Trinity Western head coach Ryan Hofer. "Our wing blockers did a good job of containing it, and we picked up the ball and looked in transition for the kill."

The Wesmen were the least experienced team at the Final Four, with several first or second year players taking on key roles for the team. That inexperience seemed to show up in crucial moments this weekend, as they were agonizingly close to victory against Alberta yesterday with late leads in four of the five sets, and again came up short in some tight sets against the Spartans.

"On this team we have no players with Final Four experience and so even though you try to make it just another match, there's really a lot of emotion attached to the fact that there's a berth to nationals on line and it becomes a bigger deal," said Diane Scott. "Yesterday we had opportunities to finish off the match and qualify but we just got a little tight, and then at the end today we had some moments but just made a few too many unforced errors."

The Spartans now have their sights set on the CIS tournament, but Hofer said they won't forget their rather lopsided loss to UBC in the semifinals last night either.

"It's a high pressure weekend and we have to learn to deal with that pressure. UBC is a great team and they played us outstanding, and we played okay. You're not going to win a game like that. Now it's about learning from what happened this weekend and taking that forward into an even bigger tournament."

The Spartans took home the bronze at last year's CIS tournament. They will join UBC and Alberta in search of more CIS glory for the Canada West conference from March 2-4 in Hamilton, Ontario.

In the first set the Spartans possessed a lead throughout much of the frame and, after staking themselves to a 24-18 lead, had a chance to serve for the set. But Winnipeg battled back. They Wesmen scored five straight points to make it a 24-23 contest. After Trinity Western called a timeout, the Spartans Leschied earned the set’s next point with a kill to give the Spartans a 25-23 win.

The second set was largely the same for Trinity Western as they broke away from Winnipeg early and built a sizable lead in the middle stages. This time however with a chance at set point at 24-16, the Spartans closed it out quickly, winning 25-18.

That set up what turned into a wild third set that saw Trinity Western hit -.020 and Winnipeg hit .020. Like the first two sets the Spartans took an early lead but more akin to the first set, they let the Wesmen back in it late before closing out the win at 30-28.

Game Notes: TWU had 16 blocks to Winnipeg’s 12…TWU hit .091 while Winnipeg hit -.017…Winnipeg had six digs to TWU’s four.

-UBC-
-TWU-

Play-by-Play

Play-by-Play

Score(V-H) Period: 1
- TWUW starters: Chelsea Hudson; Nicole Bazin; Royal Richardson; Amy Leschied; Kelci French; Alicia Perrin; libero Jodi Neufeld.
- WINNIPEG starters: Lauren Sears; Brittany Habing; Erika Buchanan; Ellina Domnidou; Ozana Nikolic; Carleen Kruschel; libero Tesca Andrew-Wasylik.
0 - 1[Chelsea Hudson] Kill by Lauren Sears (from Brittany Habing), block error by Kelci French.
0 - 2[Ellina Domnidou] Attack error by Amy Leschied (block by Lauren Sears; Ozana Nikolic).
0 - 3[Ellina Domnidou] Kill by Lauren Sears (from Brittany Habing).
0 - 4[Ellina Domnidou] Attack error by Amy Leschied.
0 - 5[Ellina Domnidou] Kill by Carleen Kruschel (from Brittany Habing).
1 - 5[Ellina Domnidou] Service error.
1 - 6[Amy Leschied] Kill by Ozana Nikolic (from Brittany Habing).
2 - 6[Ozana Nikolic] Kill by Nicole Bazin (from Chelsea Hudson).
2 - 7[Nicole Bazin] Kill by Carleen Kruschel (from Lauren Sears).
3 - 7[Lauren Sears] Kill by Alicia Perrin (from Chelsea Hudson).
4 - 7[Kelci French] Attack error by Carleen Kruschel.
5 - 7[Kelci French] Attack error by Ozana Nikolic.
6 - 7[Kelci French] Attack error by Erika Buchanan (block by Royal Richardson; Chelsea Hudson).
6 - 8[Kelci French] Attack error by Alicia Perrin.
6 - 9[Brittany Habing] Kill by Carleen Kruschel (from Brittany Habing).
7 - 9[Brittany Habing] Kill by Royal Richardson (from Chelsea Hudson).
- TWUW subs: Amber Brown.
8 - 9[Amber Brown] Kill by Amy Leschied (from Chelsea Hudson).
9 - 9[Amber Brown] Attack error by Carleen Kruschel (block by Alicia Perrin; Chelsea Hudson).
10 - 9[Amber Brown] Kill by Chelsea Hudson (from Alicia Perrin).
11 - 9[Amber Brown] Attack error by Carleen Kruschel.
12 - 9[Amber Brown] Attack error by Carleen Kruschel.
- Timeout WINNIPEG.
13 - 9[Amber Brown] Attack error by Ellina Domnidou (block by Amy Leschied; Alicia Perrin).
13 - 10[Amber Brown] Kill by Erika Buchanan (from Brittany Habing).
13 - 11[Carleen Kruschel] Attack error by Alicia Perrin (block by Erika Buchanan).
14 - 11[Carleen Kruschel] Kill by Kelci French (from Chelsea Hudson).
15 - 11[Alicia Perrin] Attack error by Ozana Nikolic.
16 - 11[Alicia Perrin] Attack error by Carleen Kruschel.
- Timeout (Media).
17 - 11[Alicia Perrin] Kill by Amy Leschied (from Chelsea Hudson).
- WINNIPEG subs: Mackenzie Jeffrey.
18 - 11[Alicia Perrin] Attack error by Ozana Nikolic.
18 - 12[Alicia Perrin] Service error.
- WINNIPEG subs: Alicia Perry.
19 - 12[Alicia Perry] Attack error by Ozana Nikolic.
- Timeout WINNIPEG.
20 - 12[Chelsea Hudson] Attack error by Mackenzie Jeffrey.
20 - 13[Chelsea Hudson] Kill by Lauren Sears (from Brittany Habing).
21 - 13[Mackenzie Jeffrey] Attack error by Lauren Sears (block by Nicole Bazin; Kelci French).
- TWUW subs: Royal Richardson.
- WINNIPEG subs: Ellina Domnidou.
21 - 14[Amy Leschied] Kill by Ozana Nikolic (from Brittany Habing).
- TWUW subs: Chelsea Wand.
21 - 15[Ozana Nikolic] Kill by Carleen Kruschel (from Tesca Andrew-Wasylik).
22 - 15[Ozana Nikolic] Kill by Kelci French (from Chelsea Hudson).
22 - 16[Nicole Bazin] Kill by Lauren Sears (from Brittany Habing).
- WINNIPEG subs: Erika Buchanan.
22 - 17[Lauren Sears] Kill by Carleen Kruschel (from Brittany Habing).
23 - 17[Lauren Sears] Kill by Royal Richardson (from Chelsea Hudson).
- TWUW subs: Carly Hamilton.
23 - 18[Kelci French] Service error.
24 - 18[Brittany Habing] Bad set by Ozana Nikolic.
- TWUW subs: Amy Leschied.
24 - 19[Royal Richardson] Kill by Erika Buchanan (from Brittany Habing).
24 - 20[Carleen Kruschel] Service ace (Royal Richardson).
24 - 21[Carleen Kruschel] Attack error by Amy Leschied (block by Erika Buchanan; Ellina Domnidou).
- Timeout Trinity Western.
24 - 22[Carleen Kruschel] Attack error by Carly Hamilton (block by Erika Buchanan; Ozana Nikolic).
- TWUW subs: Chelsea Hudson.
24 - 23[Carleen Kruschel] Attack error by Alicia Perrin.
- Timeout Trinity Western.
25 - 23[Carleen Kruschel] Kill by Amy Leschied (from Chelsea Hudson).
Score(V-H) Period: 2
- TWUW starters: Nicole Bazin; Alicia Perrin; Chelsea Hudson; Royal Richardson; Amy Leschied; Kelci French; libero Jodi Neufeld.
- WINNIPEG starters: Ozana Nikolic; Lauren Sears; Brittany Habing; Carleen Kruschel; Erika Buchanan; Ellina Domnidou; libero Tesca Andrew-Wasylik.
1 - 0[Ellina Domnidou] Kill by Royal Richardson (from Chelsea Hudson).
1 - 1[Nicole Bazin] Kill by Brittany Habing (from Tesca Andrew-Wasylik).
2 - 1[Ozana Nikolic] Kill by Alicia Perrin (from Chelsea Hudson).
3 - 1[Kelci French] Kill by Royal Richardson (from Chelsea Hudson).
4 - 1[Kelci French] Service ace (Tesca Andrew-Wasylik).
4 - 2[Kelci French] Service error.
4 - 3[Lauren Sears] Kill by Carleen Kruschel (from Brittany Habing).
4 - 4[Lauren Sears] Attack error by Royal Richardson.
4 - 5[Lauren Sears] Service ace (Amy Leschied).
4 - 6[Lauren Sears] Service ace (Royal Richardson).
5 - 6[Lauren Sears] Kill by Alicia Perrin (from Chelsea Hudson).
- TWUW subs: Amber Brown.
6 - 6[Amber Brown] Attack error by Brittany Habing (block by Alicia Perrin).
7 - 6[Amber Brown] Attack error by Erika Buchanan (block by Amy Leschied; Alicia Perrin).
8 - 6[Amber Brown] Attack error by Erika Buchanan.
9 - 6[Amber Brown] Attack error by Ellina Domnidou (block by Alicia Perrin; Chelsea Hudson).
10 - 6[Amber Brown] Attack error by Carleen Kruschel (block by Alicia Perrin; Chelsea Hudson).
10 - 7[Amber Brown] Service error.
11 - 7[Erika Buchanan] Service error.
11 - 8[Alicia Perrin] Kill by Erika Buchanan (from Brittany Habing).
12 - 8[Carleen Kruschel] Kill by Nicole Bazin (from Chelsea Hudson).
13 - 8[Chelsea Hudson] Attack error by Ozana Nikolic (block by Kelci French; Nicole Bazin).
- WINNIPEG subs: Alicia Perry.
13 - 9[Kelci French] Service error.
14 - 9[Alicia Perry] Kill by Kelci French (from Chelsea Hudson).
14 - 10[Amy Leschied] Kill by Lauren Sears (from Brittany Habing).
- TWUW subs: Chelsea Wand.
15 - 10[Ellina Domnidou] Kill by Royal Richardson (from Chelsea Hudson).
16 - 10[Nicole Bazin] Bad set by Tesca Andrew-Wasylik.
- Timeout (Media).
16 - 11[Nicole Bazin] Service error.
17 - 11[Ozana Nikolic] Attack error by Carleen Kruschel (block by Kelci French; Alicia Perrin).
- Timeout WINNIPEG.
18 - 11[Kelci French] Attack error by Lauren Sears (block by Royal Richardson; Alicia Perrin).
- WINNIPEG subs: Erika Willows.
18 - 12[Kelci French] Kill by Carleen Kruschel (from Brittany Habing).
19 - 12[Lauren Sears] Kill by Royal Richardson (from Chelsea Hudson).
- TWUW subs: Amy Leschied.
- WINNIPEG subs: Ozana Nikolic.
19 - 13[Royal Richardson] Kill by Erika Buchanan (from Brittany Habing).
19 - 14[Brittany Habing] Attack error by Alicia Perrin (block by Erika Buchanan; Lauren Sears).
19 - 15[Brittany Habing] Service ace (Kelci French).
- Timeout Trinity Western.
20 - 15[Brittany Habing] Attack error by Carleen Kruschel.
- WINNIPEG subs: Mackenzie Jeffrey.
20 - 16[Alicia Perrin] Service error.
21 - 16[Carleen Kruschel] Kill by Royal Richardson (from Chelsea Hudson).
22 - 16[Chelsea Hudson] Kill by Nicole Bazin.
23 - 16[Chelsea Hudson] Service ace (Tesca Andrew-Wasylik).
- WINNIPEG subs: Ellina Domnidou.
24 - 16[Chelsea Hudson] Kill by Nicole Bazin.
24 - 17[Chelsea Hudson] Attack error by Kelci French (block by Erika Buchanan; Ozana Nikolic).
24 - 18[Erika Buchanan] Attack error by Kelci French.
25 - 18[Erika Buchanan] Kill by Amy Leschied (from Amber Brown).
Score(V-H) Period: 3
- WINNIPEG starters: Lauren Sears; Ozana Nikolic; Ellina Domnidou; Erika Buchanan; Brittany Habing; Carleen Kruschel; libero Tesca Andrew-Wasylik.
- TWUW starters: Kelci French; Nicole Bazin; Royal Richardson; Chelsea Hudson; Alicia Perrin; Amy Leschied; libero Jodi Neufeld.
1 - 0[Amy Leschied] Bad set by Brittany Habing.
1 - 1[Amy Leschied] Attack error by Royal Richardson (block by Lauren Sears; Ellina Domnidou).
2 - 1[Ellina Domnidou] Kill by Royal Richardson (from Chelsea Hudson).
3 - 1[Nicole Bazin] Attack error by Lauren Sears.
4 - 1[Nicole Bazin] Service ace (Carleen Kruschel).
5 - 1[Nicole Bazin] Attack error by Ozana Nikolic (block by Kelci French; Alicia Perrin).
5 - 2[Nicole Bazin] Kill by Ozana Nikolic (from Brittany Habing).
5 - 3[Ozana Nikolic] Bad set by Chelsea Hudson.
6 - 3[Ozana Nikolic] Kill by Kelci French (from Chelsea Hudson).
7 - 3[Kelci French] Kill by Royal Richardson (from Chelsea Hudson).
8 - 3[Kelci French] Kill by Kelci French (from Amy Leschied).
8 - 4[Kelci French] Attack error by Royal Richardson (block by Lauren Sears; Brittany Habing).
8 - 5[Lauren Sears] Attack error by Kelci French.
- Timeout Trinity Western.
8 - 6[Lauren Sears] Kill by Brittany Habing (from Lauren Sears).
8 - 7[Lauren Sears] Service ace (Amy Leschied).
- TWUW subs: Amber Brown.
9 - 7[Lauren Sears] Kill by Kelci French (from Amber Brown).
10 - 7[Amber Brown] Attack error by Carleen Kruschel (block by Alicia Perrin; Chelsea Hudson).
10 - 8[Amber Brown] Attack error by Amber Brown.
11 - 8[Brittany Habing] Kill by Amy Leschied (from Chelsea Hudson).
11 - 9[Alicia Perrin] Attack error by Amy Leschied (block by Erika Buchanan; Ellina Domnidou).
12 - 9[Carleen Kruschel] Service error.
12 - 10[Chelsea Hudson] Service error.
- WINNIPEG subs: Alicia Perry.
12 - 11[Alicia Perry] Attack error by Nicole Bazin.
13 - 11[Alicia Perry] Service error.
13 - 12[Amy Leschied] Bad set by Jodi Neufeld.
- TWUW subs: Chelsea Wand.
14 - 12[Ellina Domnidou] Kill by Kelci French (from Chelsea Wand), block error by Ozana Nikolic.
15 - 12[Nicole Bazin] Attack error by Carleen Kruschel.
- Timeout WINNIPEG.
16 - 12[Nicole Bazin] Attack error by Lauren Sears.
- Timeout (Media).
17 - 12[Nicole Bazin] Attack error by Ozana Nikolic.
17 - 13[Nicole Bazin] Kill by Ozana Nikolic (from Brittany Habing).
17 - 14[Ozana Nikolic] Attack error by Alicia Perrin (block by Lauren Sears; Brittany Habing).
17 - 15[Ozana Nikolic] Kill by Lauren Sears (from Brittany Habing).
- TWUW subs: Royal Richardson.
18 - 15[Ozana Nikolic] Kill by Kelci French (from Chelsea Hudson).
18 - 16[Kelci French] Kill by Carleen Kruschel (from Brittany Habing).
18 - 17[Lauren Sears] Service ace (Jodi Neufeld).
18 - 18[Lauren Sears] Attack error by Royal Richardson (block by Alicia Perry; Brittany Habing).
19 - 18[Lauren Sears] Service error.
- Timeout Trinity Western.
- TWUW subs: Amy Leschied.
20 - 18[Royal Richardson] Attack error by Alicia Perry (block by Amy Leschied; Alicia Perrin).
- Timeout WINNIPEG.
20 - 19[Royal Richardson] Attack error by Amy Leschied.
21 - 19[Brittany Habing] Kill by Alicia Perrin (from Chelsea Hudson).
- WINNIPEG subs: Erika Willows.
22 - 19[Alicia Perrin] Attack error by Carleen Kruschel (block by Nicole Bazin; Chelsea Hudson).
- WINNIPEG subs: Ozana Nikolic.
23 - 19[Alicia Perrin] Attack error by Ellina Domnidou (block by Amy Leschied; Nicole Bazin).
- WINNIPEG subs: Mackenzie Jeffrey.
23 - 20[Alicia Perrin] Kill by Alicia Perry (from Brittany Habing).
24 - 20[Carleen Kruschel] Service error.
- TWUW subs: Carly Hamilton.
- WINNIPEG subs: Ellina Domnidou.
24 - 21[Carly Hamilton] Kill by Ozana Nikolic (from Ellina Domnidou).
- TWUW subs: Chelsea Hudson.
24 - 22[Alicia Perry] Kill by Lauren Sears (from Brittany Habing).
- Timeout Trinity Western.
24 - 23[Alicia Perry] Attack error by Amy Leschied (block by Lauren Sears; Ozana Nikolic).
24 - 24[Alicia Perry] Kill by Ellina Domnidou.
24 - 25[Alicia Perry] Kill by Lauren Sears (from Brittany Habing).
25 - 25[Alicia Perry] Kill by Amy Leschied (from Chelsea Hudson).
26 - 25[Amy Leschied] Service ace (Carleen Kruschel).
26 - 26[Amy Leschied] Attack error by Royal Richardson.
26 - 27[Ellina Domnidou] Attack error by Royal Richardson.
27 - 27[Ellina Domnidou] Service error.
28 - 27[Nicole Bazin] Attack error by Ozana Nikolic.
28 - 28[Nicole Bazin] Kill by Ozana Nikolic (from Brittany Habing).
29 - 28[Ozana Nikolic] Service error.
30 - 28[Kelci French] Kill by Royal Richardson (from Chelsea Hudson).

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