Ooks down Wolves in straight sets to sweep the weekend

Ooks down Wolves in straight sets to sweep the weekend

EDMONTON, Alta. - The NAIT Ooks women's volleyball team defeated the GPRC Wolves in straight sets on Saturday afternoon in the NAIT Gymnasium. 

The Ooks riding the momentum of a five-set win on Friday night came into the afternoon match flying high. In the first set, both teams battled back and forth, with no team owning more than a four-point lead at any time. Late in the set, the Ooks went up 20-16, but the Wolves battled back to force extra points. In extra points, after a series of service errors from both teams, it was NAIT who would eventually take the opening frame 29-27. 

The Wolves responded strongly in the second set, taking an early 10-5 lead, but the Ooks battled back, bringing it to 21-21. From there it both teams fought for every point, forcing extra points yet again, with NAIT taking a two-set lead with a 27-25 victory. The third set was Ooks all the way through as they would take a 25-15 win, sweeping the match and the weekend series with the Wolves. 

With the win on Saturday, NAIT finds themselves riding a four-game win streak, which has put them into the fourth and final playoff spot with two games left against the last place Concordia Thunder next weekend. 

Players of the Game

NAIT Ooks - Anna Atcheynum

GPRC Wolves - Lana Matthews

The Big Picture

NAIT Ooks - 8-14 - 4th in the ACAC North

GPRC Wolves - 7-15 - Tied for 5th in the ACAC North

What's Next?

NAIT Ooks vs. Concordia Thunder - Feb.21st @ 6:00PM

GPRC Wolves vs. King's Eagles - Feb.21st @ 6:00PM