EDMONTON, AB – The Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) Thunder welcomed the Augustana Vikings in Friday night volleyball action to open up their weekend series. The game was tightly fought throughout, but the Vikings came out on top in four sets 3-1.
The first set saw the Vikings take an early lead, and withstand a number of pushbacks from the Thunder as they hung on for the 25-19 win. The second set started off similar, but the Thunder were successful in their pushback, coming from behind in the set to take it 26-24. Again, the third set was a tightly contested back and forth affair with both teams exchanging leads throughout. The Vikings took the lead late, and held on for the 25-22 win. Augustana carried this momentum into the fourth set, as they once again took an early lead and did not look back. The Vikings maintained their lead against any form of comeback attempt from the Thunder as they won the set 25-12 to take the match in four sets.
The Vikings and Thunder meet again tomorrow night in game two of their weekend series. The Thunder are undoubtedly looking to even the score and take a weekend split with the Vikings.
The Kahunaverse Players of the Game were #13 Rae Metrunec for the Augustana Vikings and #7 Shea McDonald for the Thunder.