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Lucy Glen-Carter dropped to her knees when her back-row assault discovered the ground to present the Dalhousie Tigers their tenth consecutive AUS girls’s volleyball championship on Saturday night time.
It was half exhaustion and exhilaration for the veteran energy hitter, who carried the Tigers with 71 kills in 235 makes an attempt within the thrilling three-match championship sequence at Dalplex. All three championship matches went to Recreation 5, as did the 4 regular-season matches between the evenly matched groups.
On Saturday, Dal received 25-23, 25-11, 16-25, 18-25, 15-12 in entrance of a packed home of 1,360 followers.
“This match was completely different, it was win or go residence,” stated Glen- Carter. “On the finish of the day, all of us knew that that is what we wished. That is what we have been preventing for. There was no different choice however to go on the market and win tonight.”
The Tigers jumped out to a 2-0 lead, however the Axewomen, behind a relentless defence led by libero Rebecca Dorsey, wouldn’t give in. Dorsey, a first-team convention all-star, was sensational with 25 digs, lots of them off Glen-Carter blasts.
Acadia evened the match with dominating wins in units 3 and 4.
Glen-Carter stated there was no panic because the Tigers regrouped previous to the deciding set.
“We weren’t frightened, we’re a assured group,” stated Glen-Carter, who was named the championship most dear participant.
“I didn’t play nice within the third and fourth set, so I went into the fifth set and swung at every little thing and it paid off.”
The Tigers pulled away in set 5 with a late four-point run that included an enormous solo block by rookie Paris Stewart, for a 12-9 lead they wouldn’t give up.
Grace Calnan added 11 kills and Stewart eight to the Tigers’ assault. Eve Collombin had 11 kills and 18 digs for Acadia whereas Sydney Zakutney added 12 kills and Wesley-Ann Bailey 11.
The Tigers entered the playoffs with assistant coach Tessa Bulmer on the helm. Rick Scott, who was in his fifteenth yr with Tigers, was positioned on go away previous to the playoffs. Dalhousie officers didn’t need to focus on Scott’s absence from the courtroom.
The Tigers advance to the U Sports activities championship on March 17-19 on the College of British Columbia in Vancouver.
For Glen-Carter it will likely be her first look on the U Sports activities championship as a participant. She performed for 3 years at Acadia earlier than shifting to Dalhousie for the MSc Physiotherapy program.
“It feels wonderful, I’ve no phrases proper now,” stated Glen-Carter. “I need to have a good time with my group now, then start to organize for nationals.”