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REGINA (CIS) – The University of Regina’s women’svolleyball team won in three straight sets over No. 5-seededMcMaster in a CIS Championship consolation semifinal on Saturdayafternoon at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health & Sport.
The win for Regina means a ticket to the fifth-place matchscheduled for 1 p.m. CST in front of a home crowd at the CKHS.
TheCougars will be meeting third-seeded Trinity Western University,which won earlier in the day against Ottawa.
Cougars’ Desiree Ates helped her team’s offence with16 kills and added to their defence with 11 digs. Megan Semeniuktopped the match with 13 digs and Tori Glynn came in second with12, while Chelsea Ziolkowski had a fine match with 10 kills andjust one error on 19 attacks to give her a match-high .474 hittingpercentage.
The Marauders couldn’t get their offense going with SophieBukovec getting the team high of only five kills. They didout-block the Cougars by a 13-10 margin, with Bukovec also leadingMcMaster in that category with four. With the loss, the Maraudersare now out of the tournament after suffering their second loss inas many days.
It was an alternating first set with the Cougars coming out ontop at the technical and continuing their lead to take the set25-18 over the Marauders. Regina held the lead all the way throughset two with McMaster putting up a battle late in the set, but theCougars prevailed to make it a 2-0 match heading into the third.The third set went to the U of R by a 25-15 margin.
Kills: Desiree Ates (16), Chelsea Ziolkowski (10)
Points: Desiree Ates (17.5), Michelle Sweeting, Chelsea Ziolkowski(12)
Blocks: Molly Wade-Cummings (3)
Digs: Megan Semeniuk (13)
Service aces: Leah Shevkenek (3)
Player of the match: Desiree Ates
Kills: Sophie Bukovec (5), Lauren Mastroluisi, Maicee Sorensen(4)
Points: Sophie Bukovec (8.5), Maicee Sorensen (7)
Blocks: Sophie Bukovec (4)
Digs: Sophie Bukovec (11)
Service aces: Maicee Sorensen, Sophie Bukovec (1)
Player of the match: Kierstyn Bakker
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: Trinity Western 3, Ottawa 0 (25-14, 25-22,25-15)
15:00 Consolation #2: Regina 3, McMaster 0 (25-18, 25-20,25-15)
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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