Keyano Huskies 4 matches won 7 matches lost 13 sets won 21 sets lost
Leaders: Alex Whelan 53 kills Alexa Ellis 166 assists Haley Field 23 service aces Raisa Stokes 126 digs Haley Field 13 blocks
NAIT Ooks 11 matches lost 9 sets won 33 sets lost
Leaders: Karly Kupka 80 kills Annika Jeglum 128 assists Samantha Dodds 12 service aces Emma Norenberg 120 digs Alexis Anderson 18 blocks
Keyano Huskies 21 NAIT Ooks 25 (0-1)
Some early rallies highlighted the first set Saturday afternoon at the Syncrude Sport & Wellness Centre's Canadian National Resources Ltd. Gymnasium with the teams going point-for-point.
Huskies highlights included pancake dives by Harlee Cameron (2nd year, Business Admin, Bonnyville, Alberta) and libero Raisa Stokes (1st year, Education, Fort McMurray, Alberta) and a block by Haley Field (2nd year, University Studies).
Huskies coach Nic Davies calls timeout for the home side down 19-20.
Huskies take second time out down 19-22.
Ooks, wearing bright neon yellow, have a strong performance by Karly Kupka (3rd year, Medical Resonance, Millet, Alberta).
Keyano Huskies 26 NAIT Ooks 24 (1-1)
Back row spike by Kally L'Heureux (3rd year, Nursing, Bonnyville, Alberta) puts the winning point on a long rally for the Huskies 11-10.
Two service aces by Faith Grant (1st year, College Prep, Warren, Ohio) and a block by Alex Whelan (1st, University Studies, Fort McMurray, Alberta) give Huskies a 16-12 lead.
Nail biter as Huskies allow Ooks back in the set with coach Davies calling two timeouts to relax the squad.
Huskies pull it out 26-24.
Keyano Huskies 25 NAIT Ooks 15 (2-1)
Huskies behind a solid defense and quick offence, jump out to an 11-4 lead.
A Field service ace makes it 21-9 in favour of Huskies.
Is it a comfortable lead though?
A Whelan kill halts the Ooks comeback 23-12.
Keyano Huskies 29 NAIT 27 Ooks (3-1)
This writer accidently erased game notes on computer for fourth set but the score would remain unmarked the Huskies claiming the set and match.
Huskies Home Hardware Player of the Game Field.
Ooks Home Hardware Player of the Game Emma Norenberg.