It wasn’t much of a contest in Friday night’s last semifinal at 8 p.m. when the 3-time defending MCAC champion and #1 ranked Red River College Rebels faced off against the #4 ranked Assiniboine Community College Cougars.
RRC came out fast, taking early and large leads in all three sets as they displayed a clear superiority over their outmatched opponents from Brandon.
ACC only broke double digits on the scoreboard once, falling 25-9, 25-10, and 25-8.
Standout middle Dave Glass was awarded RRC’s player of the game, while Chris McFayden was named ACC’s.
The Rebels now advance to Saturday’s championship final at 8 p.m. against the #2 ranked Canadian Mennonite University Blazers.
“I think we have to stay focused,” said Rebel head coach Dan Gilbert following his team’s victory. “We need to realize that CMU is a team that is going to be coming into the game with something to prove.”
By Darrin Bauming