Simon Fraser University posted its first conference victory in women's volleyball following a thrilling five-set win over Central Washington in its home opener Oct. 3.
The varsity Clan came back from a 2-1 deficit to defeat the visiting Wildcats 15-8 in the tiebreaker.
Kelsey Robinson led the Clan with 21 kills and 19 digs, while Madelaine Hait of Burnaby added 18 winners and Amanda Renkema had 15 kills.
SFU setter Brooklyn Gould-Bradbury fed her attack line all evening, finishing with 61 assists. Alanna Chan posted a team-high 25 digs.
"This is definitely a huge high. I thought Maddy (Hait) had a great game tonight," Robinson in a press release. "It's great to be able to have those kills spread out. It makes it a lot harder for the blockers on the other side."
SFU forced the tiebreaker with a 30-28 win in the fourth set.
On Saturday, SFU fell 3-1 to Northwest Nazarene at home.
The Clan took the opening set 25-22, but dropped the next three 25-19, 25-15 nad 25-18.
Hait and Robinson led the team with 11 kills apiece, while Renkema chipped in with 10. Chan and Robinson had 20 and 17 digs, respectively.
The loss dropped the Clan's overall record to 6-4 and 1-3 in Great Northwest conference play.
The women's team is on the road this weekend.
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