With the fifth place game on the line, a chance to play on Sunday, the Montreal Carabins took on the Dalhousie Tigers at the PEPS Gymnasium (Quebec City, QC). After both teams suffered devastating five set losses, both teams came out flat, trading points back and forth. Montreal held a narrow 16-15 lead at the first technical timeout, eventually holding out for the three point win, 25-22.
In set number two, it was Montreal sitting in the drivers seat, leading for the majority of the set. Finally bringing some life into the gym, the Carabins brought the set to a close, winning with 25-20. They moved to one set away from the sweep, thanks in large part to third year Adryanna Dorismond Rodrigue and U SPORTS Player of the Year Marie-Alex Belanger.
The Montreal faithful finally brought the energy up, making noise after each point going in their favour. Their Carabins held on to a narrow lead for the entire set, with the Tigers never saying die. All seasons must come to an end though, as the Tigers lose a tough fought match, and Montreal advances to play Sunday, winning 25-18.
Set 1: 25-22 Montreal
Set 2: 25-20 Montreal
Set 3: 25-18 Montreal
The Carabins were led by:
- Marie-Alex Belanger (19 kills, 2 service aces)
- Adryanna Dorismond Rodrigue (8 kills, 4 total blocks)
The Tigers were led by their first year standout Julie Moore (13 kills, 5 digs)
Montreal now awaits for the winner between the Laval Rouge et Or and the UBC Okanagan Heat, to match up tomorrow at 11am EDT.
Photos courtesy: Alex D’Addese/ Canadian University Sports Network