The Augustana Vikings defeated the Lakeland Rustlers in 3 sets (26-24, 25-16, 25-21) Friday night in Lloydminster.
The two teams came out ready to play in the first set, going back and forth from the first serve. The teams would trade points for the early part of the set, before the Vikings took a 17-13 lead, forcing the Rustlers to call a timeout. The Rustlers responded out of the timeout, taking a 22-21 lead, forcing the Vikings to take a time out of their own. The teams would then go back and forth for the final few points of the set before the Vikings would take it 26-24. The Vikings took control early on in the second set, forcing the Rustlers to constantly play from behind. The Rustlers cut the Vikings lead to three at 16-13, but could not get any closer, as the Vikings would take the set 25-16. The Rustlers came out looking for a win in the third set. The Rustlers took the lead at 20-19, but could not maintain the lead, losing the set 25-21.
Player of the Game for the Rustlers was #9, Ryan van Oosterwijck. Player of the Game for the Vikings was #10, Owen Murray.