Posted on November 24, 2008 by Dylan Anderson

Vikings win the ACAL championship!!

The volleyball teams traveled to Olds to better their silver medals from last season and wreak havoc on their league rivals who took gold from them in their home gym last year. The women faced a mediocre St. Mary’s Lightning in their semi-final. The Vikings established their block early and shut down the St. Mary’s middle offense, which was all they had in their bag. The women made quick work of the Lightning with scores of 25-17, 25-18, and 25-16. The Vikings then had to wait four hours to see the Olds women make quick work of the Ambrose team, setting up the much anticipated rematch. On Saturday, the gym was packed and loud. The Vikings came out strong and established the block once again to shut down the Olds power hitters. The defense put up great passes for the offence to have their way with the Olds Broncos. The Vikings hitters were free to swing away, raking up the points and game one and two victories (25-15 and 25-22). The women then took a breather and Olds won the third game 26-24. The Vikings then came out and hammered the Broncos in the fourth 25-13. This was the women’s best league record, winning 16 matches and only dropping three sets all year. This was the women’s eighth gold in twelve years. Amy Schumacher and Nikita Kalonji were named to the Second Team All Conference. Dallas Smith and Christie Comeau were named to the First Team All Conference and Jessica Ryan earned top honours garnering the most votes in the league.


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