By Lethbridge Herald on February 21, 2020.
As they get ready to host the Murray Chevrolet Cadillac 2020 ACAC Men’s Volleyball Championships next weekend, the Lethbridge College Kodiaks men’s volleyball team will get one more home tuneup.
The Kodiaks men and women finish their Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference seasons this weekend at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium as they entertain the Briercrest Clippers tonight at 6 p.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
Their spot is secured in the ACAC championship as hosts, but the 18-4 Kodiaks men have plenty to play for.
After splitting with the SAIT Trojans last weekend, the Kodiaks — ranked second in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association — are tied with the Red Deer Kings for first in the ACAC South Division, bringing the race for the regular season South crown down to this weekend.
However, the Kodiaks hold the tiebreaker with the Kings as they look to lock up forst against the 14-8 Clippers.
On the women’s side, the Kodiaks were eliminated from playoff contention last month, but still bring a four-game winning streak into the weekend.
They’ll be in tough against a 21-1 Clippers crew.
Still, the team has won six of their past eight matches to pull even with Medicine Hat College for the fourth and final playoff spot in the South Division. But as hosts of this year’s ACAC championship, the Rattlers get an automatic spot.
On the basketball court, the Kodiaks wrap up their regular season in Caronport, Sask., against the Clippers.
The 10-9 Kodiaks women’s fight for their playoff lives will come down to this weekend against the 7-10 Clippers.
The team is in third in the South, but with the fourth-place Medicine Hat Rattlers getting an automatic berth to provincials as the ACAC hosts, the Red Deer Queens are closing in with two games in hand and only two points back.
The 18-1 Kodiak men wrap up their season in Briercrest, having clinched first in the South.