The Rebels womens volleyball team was in action on a stormy Wednesday night against the Universite de St. Boniface, where half the battle was just getting to the gym safely. With some delays, the Rebels hit the floor and played some scrappy volleyball to take the first set by a score of (25-23). The girls had to dig deep to pull out of the second set with another win and move ahead of Les Rouges up 2-0.
Coach MacLennan shared his sentiments after the match “We were not necessarily happy at all with the way we won the first two sets. Did we win the two sets? Yes, however the manner in which we came away with the lead was not indicative of the type of play we want to be playing, too many mental errors.”
Les Rouges came back in the 3rd set and took control right off the bat, racing out to a 10-5 lead, and taking the set 25-15. The Rebels dropped the fourth set 25-22, the match now tied up at 2-2. Moving into the 5th, the Rebels found themselves again in a tough situation, going down early, unable to stop the offence from St. Boniface. The tenacious group from Red River did not give in though, and fought back from a 7 point deficit, only to lose the 5th set 15-13.
Added Coach MacLennan “I hope we learned a valuable lesson tonight. We are a talented group, but need to couple that talent with hard work, attention to detail and commitment to finishing matches. We will get back on the court Friday against a very talented group in Providence College and continue to focus on improving our game”.
Following the women’s match, the Rebels men’s volleyball continued their winning ways defeating CUSB 3-0 (25-23, 28-26, 25-20). The Rebels record improves to 6-2 on the season, with their next game Friday night in Providence.