Championships Men’s Volleyball

No. 2 Alberta put up a dominate performance in their U SPORTS Men’s Volleyball Championship semifinal match taking down No. 6 UBC in straight sets (25-23, 25-19, 25-23)

CHAMPIONSHIP WEBSITE: https://usports.ca/en/championships/volleyball/m

BOX SCORE: https://usports.ca/en/championships/volleyball/m/schedule-results

After a close win in the first set, the Golden Bears built on their momentum and increased the point differential in the second, however, the Thunderbirds refused to go down with out a fight and brought the third to 25-23.

In the win, Alberta recorded 46 kills to UBC’s 37.

Player of the Year, Isaac Heslinga, put up the strongest offensive numbers for Alberta. The second year outside bagged 20.5 points, with 20 kills and a hitting percentage of .432.  

Liam Esposito added 11.5 more points for the Golden Bears with 11 kills and one assisted block. Logan Sargent was right behind with 10 points and 11 digs, earning player of the game.

Mason Greves ran the Thunderbirds offense accruing 30 assists. Greves also added one kill and one assisted block.

The Golden Bears head to the Champions match on Sunday at 7pm where they will take on Sherbrooke. UBC takes on Queen’s in the bronze medal match at 3pm.

MIKASA PLAYERS OF THE GAME:

Alberta: Jacob Sargent

UBC: Gavin Moes

STAT LEADERS

Alberta

Kills: Isaac Heslinga (20)

Points: Isaac Heslinga (20.5)

Blocks: Billy Johnstone (4)

Digs: Jacob Sargent (11)

Service aces: Jacob Sargent, Greydon Weibe (1)

UBC

Kills: Reeve Gingera (15)

Points: Reeve Gingera (15.5)

Blocks: Jesse Umoran (3)

Digs: Logan Geves (13)

Service aces: Gavin Moes (2)