The Lakeland College Rustlers women's volleyball team defeated the Ambrose College Lions in three sets, 25-18, 25-17, 25-20, in semifinal action at the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Women's Volleyball Championship at Lakeland College on Friday evening.
Lakeland College automatically qualifies for the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association national championship, which will be held in Victoria, B.C., from Mar. 8-11.
The Rustlers and the Wolves played four times during the regular season with each team winning two apiece.
The Rustlers last reached the final in 2012-13 but lost to the NAIT Ooks in five sets.
In their first appearance in the ACAC championship, the Lions (1-1) get a chance to write school history when they take on the Red Deer Queens for the bronze medal.
The Queens went 4-0 against the Lions in regular-season play this year.
Since the 2011-12 season the Red Deer club has been involved in a medal match every year except for last season where they took fourth.
Game time between the two South division opponents is set for 5 p.m. on Saturday night at the Lakeland College gym.
Julia Kemper had eight kills for the Lions while Ahnika Kuse had 18 kills for the Rustlers. Shelby Becker contributed 17 kills for the winning club.
Rustlers setter Rae Sigurdson was the player of the game for the Rustlers and Brooklyn Dyck was voted player of the game for the Lions.