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Clippers to play for bronze at CCAA women's volleyball nationals

Back-to-back wins after opening loss have Briercrest College set to face Fanshawe in third place game

The Briercrest College Clippers will play for a bronze medal at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association national women’s volleyball championship in Welland, Ont.

The Clippers earned the berth in the third-place game after taking a 3-0 (25-18, 25-18, 25-15) win over the host Niagara Knights on Friday afternoon and a 3-1 (25-19, 25-18, 22-25, 26-24) win over New Westminster, B.C.’s Douglas College in the bronze semifinal.

Against Niagara, Becky Garner recorded 16 kills and nine digs while Ashley Erickson had 29 assists as the Clippers put together an impressive .351 team kill percentage, with Garner hitting at a .438 clip and Mia Harder wracking up six kills on 11 chances for a .455 average.

Garner and Harder led Briercrest against Douglas with 19 and 13 kills respectively, while Erickson recorded an impressive 38 assists. Garner added 12 digs and was second on the team in that category behind libero Kristy Kindrachuk. Harder and Justine Collin had 11 digs each.

The Clippers will face the Fanshawe Falcons out of London, Ont. in the bronze medal game tonight.

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