The Eagles continue on and the Clippers head home

The King's University Eagles women's volleyball team defeated the Briercrest Clippers in four sets, 25-22, 9-25, 25-23, 25-21 in consolation-round action at the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Women's Volleyball Championship at Lakeland College on Friday afternoon.

 

With the win the Eagles (1-1) move on to compete another day while the Clippers (0-2) are eliminated from further participation.

 

The Eagles will play the SAIT Trojans, who defeated the NAIT Ooks earlier in the day, in the fourth-place game.

 

Game time is set for 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon at the Lakeland College gym.

 

For the Clippers, it had to be a disappointing performance considering the Caronport, Sask., based team won the gold medal at the 2015-16 ACAC championship in Red Deer.

 

The Eagles haven't been in the fourth-place game since the 2013-14 season, where they beat the Olds College Broncos in three-straight sets.

 

Last season the Edmonton-based club didn't make the final eight tournament.

 

Outside hitter Samantha Zacharias picked up 21 kills in the game for the Clippers. The ACAC player of the year led the league in kills during the regular season with 347.

 

Left-side Keri Alcorn had 12 kills and 24 digs for the Eagles.

 

Caitlin Buist was named the player of the game for the Eagles while Zacharias picked up the player of the game award for the Clippers.