BRONZE MEDAL: CIS championship: Alberta claims bronze
Courtesy Thompson Rivers sports information
KAMLOOPS, B.C. (CIS). –.It’s not what they wanted, but the University of Alberta Golden Bears are still leaving the 2010 CIS Men’s Volleyball Championship with a medal.
Championship website (including complete stats): http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/mvball
The two time defending champion Golden Bears will leave this event with a bronze medal. Alberta, who came into the championships as Canada’s number two ranked team beat the top ranked University of laval Rouge et Or 3-0. The scores were 25-17,25-21,30-28 at the Tournament Capital Center in Kamloops on Sunday (Mar 14). It was a rematch of the 2009 CIS final which saw Alberta beat Laval.
“After both teams lost five setters last nite, I thought today was going to be a character day,” said Golden Bear head coach Terry Danyluk. “ I thought our guys came out and said they didn’t want to end the season with that feeling . I thought we played with character and were more relaxed then we were yesterday.”
The Bears were led by led by fourth year middle Spencer Leiske (Lacombe, AB). He had 17 kills and eight digs. Thomas Jarmoc (5th year, left side, Calgary,AB) had 10 kills. Mike DeRocco (5th year, setter, Winnipeg, MB) had 42 assists.
“They played much better than us,” stated Laval coach Pascal Clement, whose team dropped their only two matches of the year at this championship tournament. “ They had more emotion than we did. We did have chances to win but didn’t take advantage.”
Laval’s top offensive players were Frederic Desbiens (3rd year, La Malbaie,Que) and Karl De Grandpre (3rd year, Pierreville, Que) with 13 kills a piece. Justin Boudreault (2nd year, Dolbeau, Que) had 34 assists.
Kills: Spencer Leiske (17), Thomas Jarmoc (10)
Digs: Spencer Leiske (8), Erik Mattson (8)
Assists: Mike DeRocco (42)
BlackBerry player of the match: Jason DeRocco
Kills: Frederic Desbiens (13), Karl De Grandpre (13)
Blocks: Jeremie Lortie (1)
Digs: Frederic Desbiens (6), Karl De Grandpre (5)
Assists: Justin Boudreault (34)
SCHEDULE & RESULTS (all times LOCAL: Pacific Time)
Friday, March 12
Quarter-final #1: Laval 3, Montreal 0 (25-20, 25-20,, 25-18)
15:00 Quarter-final #2: Trinity Western 3 Queen’s (25-19,15-23,25-19)
18:00 Quarter-final #3: Alberta 3 Thompson Rivers 1 (25-21,20-25,20-25,22-25)
20:00 Quarter-final #4: Calgary 3 Dalhousie 2 (21-25,24-26,25-20,25-19,16-14)
Saturday, March 13
13:00 Consolation #1: Queen’s 3 Montreal 1
15:00 Consolation #2: Thompson Rivers 3 Dalhousie 0 (25-18,25-15,25-16)
18:00 Semi-final #1: Trinity Western 3 Laval 2 (25-22,20-25,25-23,23-25,18-20)
20:00 Semi-final #2: Calgary 3 Alberta 2 (25-23,19-25,23-25,25-23,15-13)
Sunday, March 14
13:00 5th/6th place: Queen’s 3 Thompson Rivers 2
15:00 Bronze medal Alberta 3 Laval 0 (17-25,21-25,28-30)
18:00 Championship final Trinity Western vs Calgary (SSN Canada)