EDMONTON, AB – The Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) Thunder welcomed the visiting Lakeland Rustlers to open the second half of their 2019-20 season. The Thunder put in a strong effort but the Rustlers were able to come away with the win 3-1. : 25-14, 25-14, 28-30, 25-13.
The Rustlers started the game strong, taking an early lead and never looking back, winning the first set 25-14. This momentum was carried into the second set, as the Rustlers again took an early lead that they never gave up, winning the set 25-14. Lakeland started the third set with much of the same, but the Thunder rallied from behind and were able to take the set 30-28. However, the Rustlers came out firing in the fourth set, retaking the momentum and hanging on to be the Thunder 25-13 to take the match in four sets.
The Thunder and Rustlers meet again tomorrow night at Lakeland with Concordia undoubtedly looking to even the weekend series.
The Kahunaverse Players of the Game were #4 Jenay Varga for the Lakeland Rustlers and #3 Kayla Whiteman Kyte for the Thunder!