Throughout the game, powerful outside hitting combined with a strong block vs Red Deer attackers led to a victory for the Vikings.
In a game where both teams came out swinging, rallies did not last as long as they can in the Women's Game.
Starting the game was the only time where Augustana really showed some nerves. After a 4-1 start for Red Deer, Augustana took little time coming back and making a contest not only of the first set, but also the game. A loud crowd supporting the Augustana Vikings helped them maintain momentum throughout the hard fought game.
Erin Wagner distributed the ball well for Augustana, keeping the Queens guessing what was going to come next. While the Queens did go on plenty of runs and were able to handle the tough serving Vikings especially in the 3rd set, they did have enough to stop a Vikings team with a lot of momentum.
The recently named ACAC South Division Rookie of the Year did show signs of brilliance along with the rest of the Red Deer squad but consistency passing and digging limited the team.
With the game in question in the 4th set, Red Deer made a strong push coming back from 13-8 to within taking the led 20-19. After a missed serve the set would come down to a game to 5. Strong serving and more blocks by Augustan would force Red Deer to take his 2nd timeout at 23-21. His team would respond well bringing the game to 24-24. It took 3 game points for Augustana to close out the game winning 28-26 in the end.
Players of the game were Katrina Dawe and Shaelyn Boyes for Red Deer and Augustana respectively.