The Lakeland College Rustlers rallied to win three-straight sets in a four-set victory, 17-25, 25-19, 25-18, 25-21 over the Briercrest Clippers in the third game of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Women's Volleyball Championship at Lakeland College on Thursday night.
With the win the Rustlers (1-0) move onto the winners' bracket for the first time in the last three years. The Rustlers are also looking to win their first ACAC gold-medal in school history.
The Rustlers will face the Ambrose Lions in one of two semifinal matches on Friday night. Game time is set for 8 p.m.
The Clippers will face the Kings University Eagles in the consolation round on Friday afternoon at 3 p.m.
The Clippers (0-1) lose in the first round of the ACAC championship, failing to defend the gold medal they won last year after defeating The Kings University College Eagles in a resounding three-set sweep.
Shelby Becker led the Rustlers with 14 kills and Ahnika Kuse followed that up with 12 kills for the winning side.
ACAC Player Of The Year, Samantha Zacharias, had 13 kills in a losing effort for the Clippers and Adriana Dewar followed up with 11 kills of her own.