2018 WVB: First Round Matchups

2018 WVB: First Round Matchups

Lakeland Rustlers (A1)
vs. MSVU Mystics (A4)

Thursday, March 8
MATCH 1: 1 p.m. MT

The defending CCAA Champion Rustlers defeated Briercrest in three straight sets to capture the ACAC Championship title. Lakeland, led by fourth-year setter Rae Sigurdson, went 23-1 to finish atop the ACAC North Division standings. Their CCAA title defence kicks off with a quarter-final clash with MSVU, the seven-time ACAA defending champions. The Mystics (22-1) were once again the class of the ACAA, finishing first in the regular season before defeating St. Thomas in the conference final. 

VIU Mariners (A2) vs.
André-Laurendeau (A3)

Thursday, March 8
MATCH 2: 3 p.m. MT

The Mariners, PACWEST’s wildcard entry, were defeated by Douglas in the conference final. VIU, led by fourth-year rightside Mikayla Wagner, placed second in the PACWEST this season with an 18-6 record. The Mariners have medaled at five of the last seven CCAA Women's Volleyball National Championships. They’ll face the RSEQ Champion Boomerang, who captured the conference title on home court with a four-set victory over Garneau. André-Laurendeau went 10-8 during the regular season, finishing in a three-way tie for second in the RSEQ. 

Humber Hawks (B2)
vs. Élans de Garneau (B3)

Thursday, March 8
MATCH 3: 6 p.m. MT

The Hawks captured an incredible 11th straight OCAA crown with a straight-set victory over Niagara. Humber, led by second-year outside Breanna Golding, went a perfect 18-0 to finish atop the OCAA West Division standings. The Hawks earned a bronze medal at CCAA Nationals in 2016. They’ll face Garneau, the RSEQ’s wildcard entry. The Élans (8-10) eliminated top-seeded Édouard-Montpetit (11-7) in the conference semi-finals before falling to André-Laurendeau in the RSEQ Championship final. Garneau has 18 career medals at CCAA Women’s Volleyball Nationals. 

Douglas Royals (B1)
vs. GPRC Wolves (B4)

Thursday, March 8
MATCH 4: 8 p.m. MT

Douglas earned its first PACWEST title in 23 years with a three-set victory over the Mariners. Led by PACWEST Player of the Year Vania Oliveira, the Royals cruised to first-overall finish in the regular season with a 21-3 record. PACWEST representatives have earned 16 CCAA medals in the last 12 National Championships. Douglas will face the host Wolves, who placed fourth in the ACAC North Division with a 10-14 record. GPRC earned a silver medal at the 2014 CCAA Women’s Volleyball National Championship.