Feb. 07, 2020 – The Lethbridge College Kodiaks hosted the Medicine Hat College Rattlers at the Val Matteotti gym on Friday evening as both teams looked to bounce back in the winning column.
The Rattler's strong set started with with a kill and ace by Megan Hoeber, this led their momentum and towards a Kodiaks timeout. Medicine Hat started out the set with a seven-point run. Amber Stigter added to the fire with three straight kills. Lethbridge found their rhythm by a kill and two aces from Mack Lewicki. However, the Rattlers did not go away as they forced a second timeout by the Kodiaks. Their strong performance led them to a 25-16 first set.
The match continued to be one sided as the Rattlers started the set with three strong blocks. Medicine Hat built a three-point lead. The Kodiaks kept their heads up high and competed with the Rattlers. The set became point for point as both teams had good momentum going. Medicine Hat broke the barriers and went on a five-point run. Both Brooke Christie and Amber Stigter finished the set with four kills each which lead to a 25-15 second set win.
It was a new set for the Kodiaks as they looked to bounce back with a set win, they started strong but it was clear, they had not found an answer for the Rattler's front line. The game went on point for point. The set was tied 12-12, however, Johanna Dixon from the Kodiaks contributed two straight aces. Lethbridge found themselves up 16-12 forcing a Medicine Hat timeout. The Kodiaks kept their consistency with five kills from Jamie Brown and three kills from Lewicki. Lethbridge hung on and took the third set 25-18.
The Rattlers came out determined after dropping a set with a five-point run to start the set. The Kodiaks did not let them get too ahead as they bounced back to tie the game after a few kills from Claire Armstrong. The set remained a battle as both teams did not get ahead of one another one. Both teams found themselves tied towards the end of the set. The Kodiaks ended the set and beating the tie breaker from an ace from Lewicki. Lethbridge took the set 26-24 and tied the game two apiece.
The Kodiaks kept their momentum as they started the fifth set with a bang. It was Jamie Brown and Rae Whitehead with two kills each that gave Lethbridge a two-point advantage. The Kodiaks would roll on the offensive and kept their confidence high. Lethbridge took the final set 15-11 as they completed their comeback to take the game three games to two.
Players of The Game:
Rattlers: #13 Dryden Gris
Kodiaks: #07 Claire Armstrong