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Waterloo Warriors remain in playoff hunt with win over Trent Excalibur

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Serena Otshudi
Waterloo's Serena Otshudi (5) attempts a block against the Trent Excalibur. (Kha Vo/Waterloo Warriors photo)

WATERLOO, Ont. (from Waterloo Warriors) – The Waterloo Warriors took out the Trent Excalibur in four sets Sunday afternoon in their final regular season game, but it wasn’t easy as they had hoped.

Trent was scrappy in the first two sets frustrating the Warriors with strong defensive play. But the black-and-gold managed to find their game, winning the final two sets with relative ease by scores of 25-18 and 25-11.

Waterloo’s errors really tell the story as they decreased each set starting at 10 in the opening set and down to just one in a dominating win in the fourth.

It was Senior Day for Kayla Wierts (Drayton, Ont.) who took part in her final home game in the black-and-gold. Wierts has been a true example of what it means to be a Warrior, being an Academic All-Canadian each of her five years. In the match, Wierts put away four kills and had one block.

Claire Mackenzie (Vancouver) had a game high 10 kills while Sarina Trasolini (Vancouver) continued her strong play on the left side position with eight kills.

At the net Serena Otshudi (Stoney Creek, Ont.) was outstanding with eight blocks while Katrine Eistrat (Toronto) and Mackenzie each had five. Brooklyn Gallant (Cambridge, Ont.) also had a strong game with timely kills and 10 digs in the win.

Trent’s offence came primarily from Geena Saunders and Camile Garzon, each with nine kills.

Waterloo improved to 6-10 with the win and are just two points out of the fourth and final playoff spot in the OUA west with three games to play.

Waterloo will play its final three on the road with the first in St. Catharines on Feb. 18 against the Brock Badgers, who are also at 6-10.

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