Wolves marching on to gold-medal game, Queens heads for bronze-medal game

The Grande Prairie Regional College Wolves women's volleyball team defeated the Red Deer College Queens in four sets, 25-8, 17-25, 25-20, 25-21 in semifinal action at the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Women's Volleyball Championship at Lakeland College on Friday evening.

 

With the win the Wolves (2-0) move on to the gold-medal game against the Lakeland College Rustlers.

 

The Wolves last won the ACAC championship back in the 2004-05 season.

 

The gold-medal game is set for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night at the Lakeland College gym.

 

With the win the Wolves automatically qualify for the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association national championship, which will be held in Victoria, B.C., from March 8-11.

 

The Queens were shooting for their third gold medal in the last four seasons but will have to settle for a possible bronze medal. The last bronze medal they won was in the 2011-12 season. They will face the Ambrose Lions for third place.

 

Game time for the bronze-medal game is set for 5 p.m. on Saturday afternoon at the Lakeland College gym.

 

Megan Koch had 15 kills for the Wolves and teammate Emily Groenenboom added 11 kills in the win.

 

Miranda Dawe had 8 kills for the Queens and McKenna Barthel added another seven in the loss.

 

Wolves middle Michelle Gauthier was voted the player of the game for the victors while Megan Schmidt was the Queens player of the game.