Tigers advance to Subway AUS Women's Volleyball Championship final with 3-0 win over Moncton

Photo by Jenn Samson
Photo by Jenn Samson

(HALIFAX, N.S.) - The Dalhousie Tigers women's volleyball team defeated the Université de Moncton Aigles Bleues in three sets on Friday afternoon, (25-15, 25-18, 25-11) in the first of two semifinals from the Homburg Centre. 

Kamploos, B.C. native Mieke Dumont paced all hitters with 12 kills for Dalhousiethe tournament's top seedwhile teammates Courtney Baker (Bridgewater, N.S.) and Anna Dunn-Suen (Halifax, N.S.) finished with 10 kills apiece. 

With the win, the U Sports No. 7-ranked Tigers advance to Saturday's Subway AUS Women's Volleyball Championship final game at 7 p.m. versus the second-seeded Memorial Sea-Hawks. 

Moncton was seeded fourth in the championship.

Christelle Bertin (Beresford, N.B.) paced the Aigles Bleues with nine kills, 18 digs and 41 total attacks while Pascale Doiron (Caraquet, N.B.) finished with seven kills and 12 digs. 

Dalhousie took a 10-6 lead early in the first set and eventually clained the first set 25-15. 

The Tigers doubled up Moncton 12-6 in first-set kills. 

The second set saw both teams tied 4-4 early on. Tigers would lead 15-10 halfway through the set.

Moncton clawed back with a 6-2 spurt and trailed Dal 17-16.

But, the Tigers dominated down the stretch, taking the set 25-18 with an 8-2 run. 

Tied 5-5 in the third set, Dalhousie used a 10-3 run to build a seven-point lead, 15-8 midway through the set.

Another 10-3 Tigers run ended the set 25-11 as the Tigers took the match 3-0. 

Anna Dunn-Suen was named Subway Player of the Game for the Tigers in the win. 

Bertin earned the honour for Moncton in the loss.   

The championship final matchup between the Tigers and the Sea-Hawks is set for 7 p.m. Saturday. 

The Aigles Bleues will face off against the host Saint Mary's Huskies in the consolation final Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

Source: Dominic Nolasco, Saint Mary's Athletics Communications

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