The second-seeded River East Kodiaks will head to the provincial final after a straight set victory over the third-seeded Dakota Collegiate Lancers (25-19, 25-22, 25-22) yesterday. The Kodiaks are led by Hudson Wall, who was ranked the second best player in the province in the Winnipeg Sun’s annual coaches poll. To the surprise of no one, Wall was the focal point River East’s offence in the semi-final last night at the Investors Group Athletic Centre. Dakota had two, sometimes three, blockers on him all game but it wasn’t enough to take down Wall.
The Kodiaks will meet a school in Monday’s final that are no strangers to giving out licks on the volleyball court and winning provincial banners. They will challenge the top-seeded Lord Selkirk Royals, who punched their ticket to the championship game after defeating the fourth-seeded St. Paul’s Crusaders in four sets (25-22, 25-23, 22-25, 25-22) in the late game last night.
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