In the bronze medal game the Augustana Vikings challenged the Lakeland Rustlers. It appeared that the game could be a little bit lopsided due to their regular season results. Lakeland had beat Augustana 5 of 6 times this season and finished the regular season with 6 more wins than the Vikings. The first set was true to this form as the Rustlers won the first set 25-17.
Even with the Vikings down 13-9 in the 2nd set, Augustana continued to show the passion of a team not disappointed to not be in the gold medal game but rather willing to put it all on the line again for bronze. The Rustlers strength of serve, attack and block would just keep rolling this set as they would go up 2-0 after a 25-11 win.
The Vikings proved they would not go away easy, coming out to a 3-0 start to the 3rd set. Leading 20-16, they continued to play with energy and passion. They won the 3rd set 25-20, but ended up losing in 4. Congratulation goes out to Lakeland who won their 3rd ACAC medal in the past 3 years.