|Dalhousie (12-4 / 3-0)||25||15||25||25||3|
|Trinity Western (17-5 / 3-2)||21||25||19||23||1|
| K: Desiree Nouwen – 15
B: Tara Gowan – 6
D: Desiree Nouwen – 14
B: Casie Gano – 9
D: Kristen Moncks – 15
SA: Alicia Perrin – 3
|TEAM STATISTICS||Dalhousie||Trinity Western|
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REGINA (CIS) – The Dalhousie University Tigers advanced tothe 2014 CIS women’s volleyball semifinal round with a fourset victory (25-21, 15-25, 25-19, 25-23) over the Trinity WesternUniversity Spartans at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health and Sportin Regina on Friday.
With their upset of the No. 3 Trinity Western Spartans,Dalhousie became the first Atlantic University Sport team to reachthe CIS women’s volleyball semifinal round since 1984, whenthe Tigers won silver.
Dalhousie is also the only AUS team to win the CIS women’svolleyball championship, when they did so in 1982.
Dalhousie will meet the winner of Friday afternoon’s matchbetween No. 2 Manitoba and No. 7 Ottawa in the first semifinal onSaturday, which is set for 6 p.m. CST, live on www.CIS-SIC.tv.
Desiree Nouwen, in her first year with the Tigers, led the teamwith 15 kills to go along with 14 digs. Maggie Lie and KatherineRyan each chipped in with 10 kills, and Ryan added 11 digs. AbbyCzene had 33 assists for the Tigers.
Sophie Carpentier was kill leader for the Spartans with 19,followed by Alicia Perrin with 10. Carperntier also added 12digs. Casie Gano was in on nine blocks for TWU.
Trinity Western will meet the loser of the second quarterfinalbetween Ottawa and Manitoba in Saturday’s consolationsemifinal, slated for 1 p.m. CST at the CKHS.
Dalhousie held the lead for most of the first set, leading 16-9at the technical timeout. The Tigers then held off a late run fromthe Spartans, en route to taking the opener 25-21.
Trinity Western started to turn around the match in the secondset as they jumped out to an 8-1 lead over the Tigers, but couldnot continue the momentum late into the third set, which remainedtight until Dalhousie went on a late run to claim the set 25-19.The pivotal third set included five ties and four lead changes.
The Spartans then led the fourth set 16-10 at the technicaltimeout but fell victim to a strong push by Dalhousie, dropping thedeciding set 25-23.
Dalhousie out-hit Trinity Western at .165 compared to theSpartans .119, although Trinity Western ended up with one more killat 46.
Kills: Sophie Carpentier (19), Alicia Perrin (10)
Points: Sophie Carpentier (23.5), Alicia Perrin (14)
Blocks: Cassie Gano (9)
Digs: Kirsten Moncks (15)
Service aces: Alicia Perrin (3)
Player of the match: Alicia Perrin
Kills: Desiree Nouwen (15), Maggie Li, Katherine Ryan(10)
Points: Desiree Nouwen (15), Maggie Li (13.5)
Blocks: Tara Gowan (6)
Digs: Desiree Nouwen, Abby Czenze (13)
Service aces: Abby Czenze (3)
Player of the match: Desiree Nouwen
CHAMPIONSHIPSCHEDULE (all times CENTRAL TIME)
Friday, February 28
13:00 Quarter-final #1: Dalhousie 3, Trinity Western 1(25-21, 15-25, 25-19, 25-23)
15:00 Quarter-final #2: No. 2 Manitoba vs. No. 7 Ottawa (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
18:00 Quarter-final #3: No. 1 UBC vs. No. 8 Regina (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
20:00 Quarter-final #4: No. 4 Laval vs. No. 5 McMaster (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
Saturday, March 1
13:00 Consolation #1: Trinity Western vs. Loserquarter-final #2 (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
15:00 Consolation #2: Loser quarter-final #3 vs. Loserquarter-final #4 (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
18:00 Semifinal #1: Dalhousie vs. Winner quarter-final #2 (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
20:00 Semifinal #2: Winner quarter-final #3 vs. Winnerquarter-final #4 (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
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