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Scheduled Game: Queen's - CIS Championship Consolation Semifinal (McMaster)

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GAME RESULTS123T
QUEEN'S2213230
TRINITY WESTERN2525253« FINAL

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Game Date: 3/3/2012Location: Hamilton Ontario
Game Time: 1:00pmAttendance: 1000
QUEEN'STRINITY WESTERN
GamesKETAPCTKETAPCT
18528.10717329.483
261033-.1218227.222
39533.12110628.143
QUEEN'S
ATTACKSETSERVESRVDEFBLOCKGEN
#NAMEGPKETAPCTASASEREDIGBSBABEBHE
2Kelsey Bishop35213.231112050200
3Anna Pedjase3116.0001703060322
5Katie Neville33213.077000010210
9Katie Hagarty34116.188013190300
10Becky Billings341226-.308021490000
11Shannon Walsh3000.000000260000
12Natalie Gray36220.200112060000
14Alexandra Heine1000.000001000000
Totals/Average232094.0321951274201032
TRINITY WESTERN
ATTACKSETSERVESRVDEFBLOCKGEN
#NAMEGPKETAPCTASASEREDIGBSBABEBHE
1Amber Brown3001.000142130000
3Jodi Neufeld3000.000200190000
6Lauren Moncks1000.000000000000
7Nicole Bazin3206.333002020220
9Chelsea Hudson24041.00020020110311
11Amy Leschied37324.167010040000
12Royal Richardson314424.417003160100
13Chelsea Wand2011-1.000002120000
16Carly Hamilton2012-.500000000000
17Kelci French34112.2509111100111
18Alicia Perrin34110.300113001300
Totals/Average351184.2863371554711042

Game Recap

Game Recap

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL
SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012
CIS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
TRINITY WESTERN (3) QUEEN’S (0)
(25-22, 25-13, 25-23)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SPARTANS ADVANCE TO FIFTH PLACE GAME WITH WIN OVER QUEEN’S



HAMILTON, Ontario –
The Canada West bronze medallist Trinity Western women’s volleyball team advanced to the CIS national championship fifth place match with a 3-0 (25-22, 25-12, 25-23) win over Ontario champion Queen’s Saturday at Burridge Gym on the campus of McMaster University.

The Spartans will play the winner of the other consolation semifinal between St. Mary’s and McMaster Sunday at 11:00 a.m. EST. With the loss Queen’s was eliminated from the tournament.

Championship website: http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/wvball/index
SSNCanada.ca: http://www.ssncanada.ca/games/

In the first ever meeting between these two sides, the Spartans eked out a win in a close first set, before dominating the second-set and coming from behind to earn a win in the third and final set. Trinity Western, who, much like Friday’s outing, struggled at the serving line – finishing with 15 serving errors – managed to overcome its errors with a .286 team hitting percentage, seven aces and six blocks. Queen’s replied with a .032 hitting percentage, five aces and five blocks.

The Spartans were led by setter Chelsea Hudson, who finished with 20 assists, 11 digs, three blocks and four kills, Royal Richardson, who had 14 kills and six digs and Kelci French, who had four kills, 10 digs, nine assists and an ace.

For Queen’s it was Natalie Gray – this year’s Therese Quigley Award winner for student-athlete community service and Second Team All-Canadian – leading the way with six kills and six digs, while Kelsey Bishop had five kills and five digs and two blocks.

“I think the girls went out there and played with heart,” said Spartans coach Ryan Hofer. “These are games in which you need to dig deep and show character and that’s what I thought the team did. Chelsea Hudson had a very good setting match, Royal hit the ball well and Jodi [Neufeld] passed well. It was a good team effort. I think we made some blocking adjustments and both middle blockers got a lot of touches and made them made tough plays to score.”

The first set got off to a bit of a shaky start on both sides as the teams felt their way through an error-filled opening set, one that included the first four points coming via service errors.

But with both teams struggling to find their rhythm it a back and forth set throughout with neither side earning any more than a two-point lead until the Spartans finally broke through at 21-18.

With the score 18-17 for Queen’s, the Spartans went on a 4-0 run, capped by a Richardson kill, that gave Trinity Western the momentum and the lead they would need to capture the first set.

From there, the Spartans never led by less than two points and with a tip over the block from Amy Leschied, Trinity Western took the set 25-22.

Trinity Western was led by Richardson, who had five kills in the set, as the Spartans hit .483. For Queen’s it was Gray leading with four kills while her team hit .107. Queen’s had two blocks and two aces while Trinity Western didn’t have a single block nor a single ace.

In the second set, the Spartans were all over Queen’s from start to finish. Trinity Western took a 4-3 lead and turned it into a 10-5 advantage, and then after the Gaels got to within three points at 12-9, the Spartans went on an 8-1 run that pushed their lead to 20-10.

Limiting their errors, Trinity Western never let up and with an ace from Second Team All-Canadian Alicia Perrin, the Spartans won 25-13.

Trinity Western hit just .222 in the second set but had three team blocks and four aces. Queen’s hit just -.121 and had one block.

Richardson added another four kills for Trinity Western while Bishop led Queen’s with three kills.

In the third set, the Gaels, in a do or die situation came out in the third set a much stronger side. Queen’s was continually ahead in the early stages but couldn’t open up anything more than a two point lead.

That is until the game tied was tied 11-11. At that point, Queen’s went on a 5-0 run that sent the teams into the technical timeout with the Gaels up 16-11.

But out of the break, the Spartans came out firing.

Trinity Western went on a 7-0 run that turned a five-point deficit into a two-point lead at 18-16. After that, while Queen’s managed to tie the game 21-21, the Spartans never trailed and with a Richardson kill won 25-23 and lived to play another day.

PLAYERS OF THE GAME

Trinity Western – Chelsea Hudson
Queen’s – Kelsey Bishop

CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

Friday, March 2
13:00 Quarter-final #1: Montreal 3, Trinity Western 1 (25-22, 11-25, 25-21, 25-23)
15:00 Quarter-final #2: UBC 3, Queen’s 0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-16)
18:00 Quarter-final #3: McGill 3, Saint Mary’s 2 (26-24, 25-18, 20-25, 23-25, 15-13)
20:00 Quarter-final #4: Alberta 3, McMaster 1 (25-19, 25-15, 24-26, 25-18)

Saturday, March 3
13:00 Consolation #1: Trinity Western 3, Queen’s 0 (25-22, 25-13, 25-23)
15:00 Consolation #2: Saint Mary’s vs. McMaster
18:00 Semifinal #1: Montreal vs. UBC
20:00 Semifinal #2: McGill vs. Alberta

Sunday, March 4
11:00 5th place
13:00 Bronze medal
16:00 Championship final

SEEDING

1. Alberta Pandas (CWUAA champions: 14-6 regular season / 4-0 playoffs)
2. UBC Thunderbirds (CWUAA finalists: 18-2 regular season / 1-1 playoffs)
3. Montreal Carabins (RSEQ champions: 12-3 regular season / 2-0 playoffs)
4. Saint Mary’s Huskies (AUS champions: 16-1 regular season / 2-0 playoffs)
5. McGill Martlets (RSEQ finalists: 5-10 regular season / 2-3 playoffs)
6. Trinity Western Spartans (CWUAA bronze medallists: 13-7 regular season / 3-1 playoffs)
7. Queen’s Gaels (OUA champions: 13-5 regular season / 3-0 playoffs)
8. McMaster Marauders (Championship hosts: 11-7 regular season / 0-1 playoffs)

About Canadian Interuniversity Sport

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