Caronport, SK- The Briercrest Clippers took on the Olds College Broncos in a rematch on Saturday, February 1. The result was another Briercrest win in three sets.
In the first set, the Broncos picked up synergy, seeking to take out the Clippers. Midway into the set, the Broncos pulled ahead at 16-15. However, the Clippers stole the set back and finished up the Broncos 25-21.
In the second set, both teams sought to win this crucial set. Going halfway into the set, the Clippers were up 15-12. The Broncos trailed right behind the Clippers until the end, where the score came down to 21-18. Unfortunately for Olds, they weren't able to pull ahead, and Briercrest finished the set 25-23.
In what would be the last set, the Broncos looked to come back and took Briercrest to a 16-12 lead. However, the Clippers reset and pushed forward, taking back the set tying things up 22-22 in an exciting battle. The Clippers were relentless at this point and finished things up 25-22, winning in three sets. The set score were 25-21, 25-23 and 25-22.
Players of the game were #6 Avery Gammel for Olds, with 1 dig, 16 assists and 4 kills. And for the Clippers #4 Ashley Erickson, who played her last home game at Briercrest. Ashley's career stats to date are 41 blocks, 130 aces, 133 kills, 692 digs and an all-time ACAC record of 3606 assists. Congratulations, Ashley, on a fantastic career!
Quote from #4 Ashley Erickson, "It was a good battle today, definitely a serving battle to start. A full team effort on this win and we are having a ton of fun together. I'm excited about what's to come for us!"
Watch the women's team play at Red Deer College on February 14 at 6:00pm.