St. Catharines university women’s volleyball team off to BC for national championship
Published March 14, 2023 at 3:33 pm
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.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising