EDMONTON, AB – The Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) Thunder hosted the Augustana Vikings to open their weekend series. The game was a tightly fought back and forth affair, but the Thunder managed to take the lead late in the first three sets as they won the match in straight sets 3-0.
The Vikings started off the first set hot, but the Thunder rallied and came from behind to tie the set up late. Both teams exchanged leads the rest of the way, but the Thunder took the lead late as they hung on to take the first set 25-23. The Thunder rode this momentum into the second set as they took an early lead. The Vikings would fight their way back into the set, once again making for an exciting finish. But the Thunder never gave up the lead, taking the second set 25-18. The third set was again the same story as both teams battled hard, and exchanged leads throughout the set. However, the Thunder again went on to take the lead and close out the set 25-19 to sweep the match.
The Thunder and Vikings meet again tomorrow night as Augustana hosts the second game of the weekend series. The Vikings will no doubt be looking for the weekend split on their home court.
The Kahunaverse Players of the Game were #10 Ian Harding for the Vikings and #5 Wyatt Turnbull for the Thunder.