On Saturday evening at the Ralph Klein Center, the SAIT Trojans (16-2) won the most contested straight set game you'll ever see, taking down the Olds College Broncos (0-20) 27-25, 26-24, 32-30.
Tyson Deschene lead the Broncos on the night with 10 kills while Spencer Coulter lead the Trojans with six.
Neither team was able to garner more than a five point lead throughout the entire night, as each set went to extra points.
The first set was an evenly played battle as the team's exchanged points until the Trojans finally managed a two-points lead up 17-15 as the Broncos took a timeout.
The teams battled, as Deschene played an exception set for the Broncos, knocking a few kills down into the court as the team's scores knotted up at 24. A hitting error on Rylan Head a few points later would give the Trojans a 27-25 first set win.
The Broncos flew out to a great start in the second, battling and not letting the Trojans take control of the front of the net. After having a 17-13 lead though the Trojans would battle back winning three in a row as the Broncos took a timeout.
The Broncos took five of the next seven points though to regain a four point lead as the Trojans took a timeout - which worked wonders – as SAIT took the next four points to tie the set at 22.
Jesse Stoddard would make a great kill for the Broncos a few points later to give the Broncos two set points.
The Broncos were unable to take advantage, as two straight hitting errors tied the game at 24, and then a Trojans block would give the visitors a set point that they would convert on, winning 26-24.
The Broncos maintained a few point lead for the first half of the third set, until the Trojans began yet another second half surge, taking a 16-14 lead. Down three, 18-15, the Broncos would take another timeout.
Out of the timeout the Broncos rallied and won seven of the next 10 points to take a 22-21 lead. However, like the first two sets, the Trojans would battle back and have four straight match points, with Jesse Stoddart connecting on two straight kills to knot the game back at 29, and then the Broncos managed to have a set point up 30-29.
The Trojans would make a nice kill to equal the game at 30, and then a Stoddart error gave the Trojans a set point up 31-30. A Trojans block would give them the 32-30 victory.