St. Catharines university women’s volleyball team off to BC for national championship


Published March 14, 2023 at 3:33 pm

After losing their first two games to Queen's University, the Brock Badgers roared back with three straight wins to capture the Ontario championship and head off this weekend to the nationals in BC. (Photo: Brock University)

It looks like the Brock Badgers’ women’s volleyball team’s season was pretty much over early on Saturday (March 11).

In the Best-of-Three against the high-flying Queen’s University squad, the Brock side lost the first two games by a close 26-24 opener before Queen’s busted out a handy 25-16 win to edge closer to the Quigley Cup, the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Championship.

But the Badgers roared back with 25-23, 27-25, 15-13 wins to complete their comeback at Brock’s Bob Davis Gymnasium to capture their second straight OUA Championship.

“It is amazing to win for a second year in a row, even getting to the game for a third year in a row is hard, but we were able to get it done,” said Brock head coach and OUA Coach of the Year Steve Delaney afterwards.

“Queen’s came out flying, but I think the home crowd helped us and we were able to keep believing. It made the difference.”

The Badgers will now compete against the top teams in Canada at the U SPORTS Women’s Volleyball Championships in Vancouver, B.C., from March 17 to March 19.

Last year, Brock placed sixth overall at the national championships in Calgary.

Brock received the No. 2 seed for the upcoming national tournament and will open the quarter-finals against the host school, the University of British Columbia, on March 17.

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