|McMaster (13-6 / 3-1)||15||20||19||0|
|Laval (13-6 / 5-2)||25||25||25||3|
| K: Sophie Bukovec – 10
B: 2 Players (#1, #15 – 3)
D: Carly Heath – 14
SA: 2 Players (#7, #9 – 2)
| K: Esther Gilbert – 13
B: Alyssa Fields-Bouch. – 4
D: Valerie Lemay – 18
SA: Esther Gilbert – 5
Photo by Rob Weitzel –www.sportsshooter.ca
REGINA (CIS) – L’Université Laval Rouge et Ortriumphed over the McMaster University Marauders in a 3-0 decisionFriday night at the Centre of Kinesiology, Health and Science inRegina, during the quarterfinals of the CIS Women’sVolleyball Championship.
In a three-set sweep, the RSEQ champion and fourth-seeded Lavaldominated the OUA champion and No. 5 seed McMaster (25-15, 25-20,25-19) in the last quarterfinal match of the evening to solidifytheir spot in Saturday’s semifinals at the CKHS.
The Rouge et Or squad will face the top seed and defending CISchampion University of British Columbia Thunderbirds at 8 p.m. CSTSaturday for a ticket to the championship final. The game will bebroadcast live on www.CIS-SIC.tv.
Esther Gilbert headed the team in kills with 13 and had a match-high five service aces. Laval’s defence was formidable, withValérie Lemay Joany Leblanc-Bellemare, ÉmilieDucharme giving the Rouge et Or an impressive total of 18, 17, and15 digs respectively. Alyssa Fields-Bouchard added 11 kills and hit.321 in the win.
Sophie Bukovec had the only double-digit kills total for theMarauders with 10. Carly Heath topped her team with 14 digs, whileJoanna Jedrzejwska added 11.
The loss for the Marauders sets-up a match against the hometownUniversity of Regina Cougars in the 3 p.m. CST consolationsemifinals Saturday. Video and live stats will be available at
The hitting attack remained strong for Laval throughout thematch as they it had 39 kills and hit .190 as a team, whileMcMaster hit .079 and accumulated 30 kills.
Kills: Sophie Bukovec (10), Joanna Jedrzejwska (5)
Points: Sophie Bukovec (11.5), Taylor Brisebois (7)
Blocks: Taylor Brisebois and Sophie Bukovec (3)
Digs: Carly Heath (14), Joanna Jedrzejwska (11)
Service aces: Kierstyn Bakker and Amanda Weldon (2)
Player of the match: Amanda Weldon
Kills: Esther Gilbert (13), Alyssa Fields-Bouchard (11)
Points: Esther Gilbert (19), Alyssa Fields-Bouchard (14)
Blocks: Alyssa Fields-Bouchard (4)
Digs: Valérie Lemay (18), Joany Leblanc-Bellemare (17),Émilie Ducharme (15)
Service aces: Esther Gilbert (5)
Player of the match: Alyssa Fields-Bouchard
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: Manitoba 3, Ottawa 0 (25-17, 25-23,25-16)
18:00 Quarter-final #3: UBC 3, Regina 1 (22-25, 25-23, 25-12,25-16)
20:00 Quarter-final #4: Laval 3, McMaster 0 (25-15, 25-20,25-19)
Saturday, March 1
13:00 Consolation #1: Ottawa vs. Trinity Western (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
15:00 Consolation #2: Regina vs. McMaster (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
18:00 Semifinal #1: Dalhousie vs. Manitoba (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
20:00 Semifinal #2: UBC vs. Laval (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
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