Lady Mustangs Top Gaels In Quarterfinals
The first Saturday of March brought the first playoff matchup for the Mustangs’ Women’s volleyball team as they hosted the Queen’s Gaels in OUA quarterfinal action. Western finished the regular season as the second seed in the OUA West division while Queens finished third in the East, also with a 13-6 record. The Mustangs won their only regular season matchup back in November 3-0, but the teams had very similar seasons, and the rival schools were set to put another showdown in the record books.
The Queens seemed to have the edge early on as they jumped out to an 8-4 lead in the opening set. The Mustangs soon turned that around after calling a timeout and seized a 18-14 lead. They would let the Gaels back into it giving up five straight points, but the Mustangs weathered the storm and rattled off a few quick points of their own going up 22-10, forcing the visitors to their second timeout.