It took a while for Brandonite Lisa Barclay to get going in the CIS women’s volleyball quarter-finals in Regina on Friday night, but once she did her UBC Thunderbirds were unstoppable.
Barclay rolled off three straight kills to close out the second set and finished the match with 20 as UBC defeated the host Regina Cougars 3-1 (22-25, 25-23, 25-12, 25-16). The 21-year-old Crocus Plains graduate, who was named the CIS player of the year on Thursday, finished with a match-high .357 attack percentage, 13 digs, six blocks and an ace.
UBC will now face the Laval Rouge et Or in today’s semifinals.
Meanwhile the Dalhousie Tigers, who are coached by Souris native Rick Scott, upset the Trinity Western Spartans 3-1 (25-21, 15-25, 25-19, 25-23) in their quarter-final.
The Tigers will take on the Manitoba Bisons in the other semifinal.
» Brandon Sun