Broncos bounced by Lions

Olds College Sports Information
January 25, 2019

OLDS, Alta. - The Olds College Broncos started strong, but ultimately fell to the Ambrose University Lions in four sets at the Ralph Klein Centre.

Jesse Stoddart countered with 15 kills and 12 digs for the Broncos (0-17), while Haiden Hurtig also had a strong outing with 11 kills, seven digs and two service aces.

Adam Morris led the attack for the Lions (3-16) with 18 kills to go with eight digs and four service aces, while Adrian Strandberg hit double figures in both categories, finishing with 16 kills, 12 digs and three aces.

The match was part of Olds College's RBC Game Night as part of the ACAC's Make Some Noise for Mental Health initiative.

The opening set was a back-and-forth affair, with Ambrose eventually getting a bit of separation. However, the Broncos countered late in the set, sending it to extra points before taking the opener 27-25.

After a strong start from the Broncos to open the second, the Lions settled down and took control, pushing ahead midway through the set to take a 25-21 victory to level the match at one set apiece.

The third set followed a very similar formula to the second, with the Lions taking the lead by an identical 25-21 margin.

The fourth set was tightly contested on both sides, though the Broncos were unable to take advantage of their opportunities as the Lions closed it out with a 25-22 victory.

Stoddart was named The Pit BBQ Broncos Player of the Game, while Morris took player of the game honours for the Lions.

Olds College and Ambrose University will wrap up their season series in Calgary on Saturday at 8 p.m.