Match 5: MSVU Mystics 3, Boomerang d'André-Laurendeau 2
MSVU Mystics faced the Boomerang d'Andre-Laurendeau in Game 5 of the tournament, winning in five sets, 25-9, 23-25, 15-25, 25-14 and 15-7.
The Mystics made quick work of the Boomerangs in the first set, allowing them only 9 points, but the Boomerangs clawed back in the second with some spectacular offense lead by rookie Lorie Boulanger, to take the set 25-23. Hungry for the win, the Boomerangs kept the momentum going in the third to win 25-15. The Mystics responded winning the 4th and final sets with a well rounded offense led by the setter, Jaylene Fraser with 31 assists earning her the MSVU Mystics Player of the Game.
Alyson Laberge contributed 8 kills, 4 digs, 6 blocks to earn the Player of the game for Boomerang d'Andre-Laurendeau.
André-Laurendeau's Player of the Game: Alyson Laberge
MSVU's Player of the Game: Jaylene Fraser
Match 6: Élans de Garneau 3, GPRC Wolves 1
In their second match of the tournament, Garneau came out of the gate quick to outpace the Wolves in the first set winning 25-17. The Wolves settled in and outworked the Elans in the 2nd set to even out the sets winning 25-18. A consistent, strong attack from the Élans outpowered the Wolves over the next two sets handing the Élans the win.
Player of the Game for the Wolves, was middle, Leah Friesen with 10 kills and 4 blocks. Mariane Boulanger from the Élans also had a strong game in the middle with 10 Kills and 4 blocks.
Garneau's Player of the Game: Mariane Boulanger
GPRC's Player of the Game: Leah Friesen
Match 7: VIU Mariners 3, Lakeland Rustlers 0
After beating André-Laurendeau handily in three sets on Thursday, the Mariners came out on fire once again, tkaing the first set from the Rustlers 25-15.
It was much of the same in the second set as the Mariners continued to dominate with a relentless attack, winning 25-15. The Mariners proved to be a force to be reckoned with, closing out the third and final set with a resounding 25-17 win. The victory reserves VIU a spot in the Championship final on Saturday night.
Shelby Becker of the Lakeland Rustlers was the Player of the Game with 8 kills and 10 digs. All-Canadian Mykala Wagner, with 10 kills and 2 blocks was the Mariner's Player of the Game.
Lakeland's Player of the Game: Shelby Becker
VIU's Player of the Game: Mikayla Wagner
Match 8: Douglas Royals 3, Humber Hawks 1
The opening set between the Hawks and the Royals started with a bang, setting the stage for a barn burner of a match. The teams traded points back in forth throughout the game. Down 23-21, the Hawks dug deep and battled back to take the first set 26-24.
The Royals rebounded with a quick lead in the second set never letting the Hawks back in the game, winning 25-16 to even the score at one set a piece.
The 3rd and 4th sets were an unbelievable display of athleticism on both sides with explosive attacking and relentless defense. Ulitmately the Royals prevailed, winning both of the closing sets by a score of 25-23. The Royals will now meet the Mariners in the National final tomorrow night.
Player of the game for the Hawks was Breanna Golding, with 19 kills and 12 digs. For Douglas College, the honour went to Vania Silva dos Santos de Oliveira, who had 20 kills and 21 digs.
Douglas' Player of the Game: Vania Silva dos Santos de Oliveira
Humber's Player of the Game: Breanna Golding