As we near the end of the MCAC season, perhaps one of the most intriguing storylines is the women’s volleyball playoff race between Red River College, and Canadian Mennonite University. The two teams were tied in the standings going in to Week 18, but thanks to some excellent defense by libero Erin Blaine, along with great team play overall, the Blazers find themselves two points ahead going into the final three weeks of the season.
With a 2.4 passer rating, and five digs against Red River, Blaine was able to help CMU get an edge against the Rebels, and with only a few games left in such a tight race, it was their biggest win of the season. In the five-set thriller, defense became a huge factor, and it was Blaine who led the charge.
Blaine’s stellar play as of late has caught the attention of many throughout the league – including most importantly, her head coach.
“Erin is playing at the top of her game right now, and the timing couldn’t be better,” says Blazers head coach Joe Moore.
The Blazers will be looking to feed off of Blaine’s strong play this weekend as they take on ACC in a double header, and try to stay ahead in the standings for the final weeks of the MCAC season.
This is Blaine’s third year on the team, and her third year as an Arts major at CMU.