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Lions Lose Second Straight

Lions Lose Second Straight

              Following their second loss of the season the Ambrose Lions took on the 8-2 Keyano College Huskies at home on Saturday night. Keyano came into the evening having won their last 6 games. The Lions were without leading blocker Gracee Fehr for the second straight game.

              The Huskies jumped out to an early lead in the first set and wouldn't relinquish it. #7 Rebecca Maxwell led the way for Keyano with 3 kills and 5 digs in the opening set. Lions captain Madi Williscroft started the first set but left midway through and didn't return to the game.

              Ambrose kicked off the second set stronger going ahead 4-2. Keyano drew it even, after which the teams traded scores perpetually. The teams remained in lockstep tied 13-13 until Keyano finally started to pull ahead. A sequence of scores gave the Huskies a 17-14 advantage leading to a Lions timeout. Once the Huskies started to pull ahead the Lions couldn't stem the tide as the Huskies took the second set 25-19.

              The Huskies tasted blood going into potentially the final set jumping out to early leads. Down 13-8 the Lions rattled off five scores in a row to pull even with the Huskies, but the y struggled to slow the Lions momentum as Ambrose pulled ahead 16-13. The Huskies went on a run of their own, but after being down 20-22 the Lions scored five straight thanks to the serving of #16 Rachel Barg to close it out 25-22

              Keyano wouldn't be denied going into the fourth set pouring on the offensive pressure. #10 for the Huskies (name) led the way with 15 kills and 12 digs. Player of the game awards were awarded to Huskies #15 Karlene Kaminski who had 13 kills for the victors, and Lions #11 Faith Solecki who had a strong showing in place of the injured Williscroft with 6 kills and 9 digs.

              With the loss the Lions drop two consecutive games for the first time this season leaving them with an overall record of 11-3. The Lions are still comfortably in first place in the South with an 8 point lead over the second place Lethbridge College. They will look to cement the first seed for playoffs next week when they take on the Red Deer Polytechnic Queens.