By Woodard, Dale on March 13, 2020.
The Lethbridge College Kodiaks men’s volleyball team was involved in the closest game of the day at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s Volleyball Championship in Fredericton, N.B., Thursday.
The locals went the five-set distance and staged a comeback to get it to the last set, but unfortunately they weren’t able to end the marathon with a win, falling 3-2 (25-18, 25-18, 22-25, 23-25, 15-12) to the Volontaires de Sherbrooke.
The Volontaires jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, but the Kodiaks, led by fifth-year left side Michael Hummel, made a few adjustments to win the third and fourth sets, forcing a fifth and deciding set.
The teams went back-and-forth in a fifth set that featured eight ties before the Volontaires finished the match on a 7-1 run to win the deciding set 15-12.
Carter Hansen led the Kodiaks with 12 kills and was named Player of the Game.
The Kodiaks take on the Holland Hurricanes at 10 a.m., local time today. A win today will put the Kodiaks in the bronze medal semifinal Saturday at 9 a.m., local time.