Rustlers defeat Vikings in 3

The Lakeland Rustlers defeated the Augustana Vikings in 3 sets (25-11, 25-17, 25-16) Friday night in Lloydminster.

The Rustlers took control of the set early on, taking a 9-6 lead.  The Rustlers would extend their lead to 17-10, forcing the Vikings to call a timeout.  The Vikings weren't able to get any closer to the Rustlers in the first set, as the Rustlers took the set 25-11.  The Rustlers once again opened up a lead early on in the second set, forcing the Vikings to call several timeouts.  The Vikings were able to chip away at the Rustlers lead, but the Rustlers proved to be too strong, winning the set 25-17.  In the third set, the teams would go back and forth early on.  The Rustlers took the lead at 15-12, forcing a Vikings timeout.  This would prove to be the turning point, as the Rustlers would open up a 22-15 lead, on way to winning the set 25-16.

Player of the Game for the Rustlers was #5, Rae Sigurdson.  Player of the Game for the Vikings was #10, Danielle Brockman.