Rattlers Crowd Helps Them Overcome King's University

Rattlers Crowd Helps Them Overcome King's University

In the Second game of the day, The host Rattlers Faced off against the Kings University Eagles. Both squads were hoping to avenge 5 set losses from the night before. The Kings were the Recipients of a few fortunate calls early that went against the Rattler squad. This allowed the eagles to open up a small cushion midway in the set. Brody Dolter of Medicine Hat had 2 big blocks which started to shift the momentum back to the Rattlers Side. Another two close calls against the Rattlers saw that momentum gained all but disappear as the Kings opened a 3 point lead late, up 22-19. This was too much to come back from late in the set and the Eagles took the first set 25-19.

The second set started with much better Control from the Rattler Team. The Passing and offence was much crisper than the first set. The Eagles tries to pull the energy from the room taking the fans out of it. The tried to do this through big kills and blocks. Unfortunately for the Kings Eagles, The Rattlers were meeting them at the net and winning some of the battles. These net battles became increasingly important as the Rattlers Pulled ahead 16-13 in the middle of the set. And continued to execute their offence. Vitor Pereria and Alfred Dalevik excelled in the second set converting on most of their opportunities. The Rattlers came back to win the set 25-18

The Third set started like the second finished, with the Rattlers Fans turning up the energy in the gym. Medicine Hat was able to carry over their momentum and were converting on all of their offensive opportunities. This along with a 5 serve Run Form Vitor Pereria vaulted the Rattlers into a 10 point lead. Solid passing combined with aggressive offence saw the Rattlers close out the set with ease winning 25-15.

The 4th set started with a fury of offence from both sides. Big Kills from the Rattlers Pereria and Eagles Vanderline. The Rattlers gained momentum early with the help of the raucous crowd. This allowed the Rattlers to climb out in front again early. With this early lead they rode their momentum all the way to the end of the set winning 25-16.