Seanem Rooneym on November 17, 2018.
Shaya Suchy did not speak.
At night, her director, Medicine Hat College Rattlers, faced women's volleyball team No. 3 in the country, the 14-pound free was told that the end of the game was the defeat of the Rattler Records for most of her career.
Surely, Team 5-3 Hat did not have a chance against 8-0 Briercrest Clippers, who lost only three sets throughout the season.
But there was a Suchy post-game that made a ridiculous 28 holes to move her career to 849 and try to explain how it was in the light of the stunning 3-2 (19-25, 18-25, 25-19, 25 – 23, 15-13) to win at Snake Pit.
"It was crazy, I never felt that kind of thing," Suchy said. "You are winning the game, then it will happen …"
No one saw this man coming. Heck, Suchy did not even know that he had broken the Megan Nagy record a week ago. But the victory had fans on their feet long before balloons and a memorial plaque were brought out.
"I had a good feeling," said Rattlers coach Kim Stonehouse, whose side lost to starter Jennifer Saj on injury in the first set. "When we get into our groove, we are quite unstoppable, we have many offensive options, we can not rely on one player, Shaya had a great game, it was a good team effort."
Instead of Saj's wounds, which diminished their confidence, Rattler managed to do the opposite – playing as though they had nothing to lose.
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They take the third set and then 7-1 lead to the fourth. The moment continued in a solid fifth position, the fans rising from their seats in the match.
Janessa Oelke's second squadron took over, Janelle Neyron had 16 killings and the other newcomer Mckenzie Griffith seven blocks in the next barn.
"They play really well," Clippers coach Nolan Weinmaster said. "We definitely gave them the momentum in the third set, we played so much that we created an impulse for them with a lot of mistakes, they used it and played the rest of the way."
The teams will meet again one hour on Saturday and there is no doubt that Briercrest will be motivated. Even then, the Bethlehem athletes brought the Ratlants to the prayer ring after they prayed for Sai's knee to be healed.
Suchy had arrived in the city of Gas four years ago from Saskatchewan, and was a backstage in the back row over strong and thin. The team eventually seems to be on a steady rise, interrupted by Friday's victory.
"One spark can ignite the whole team," she said. "I think it happened, just one good thing, it just built up. Any bad thing we could do with it, we knew we needed it."
Nagy, who previously won the record, is now the world's beach volleyball player for Canada. Now that she lives in Ontario, she told her email that she was glad that one of her records was broken.
"I think I made a record," Nagy wrote. "It's great to see that people are pushing the limits of sport, I know how much to develop the game."
In a later man's match, Medicine Hat won a 3-1 win (25-22, 25-21, 20-25, 25-19) over Briercrest.
There were no statistics available during printing. Rattlers improved to 6-3 while Clippers fell to 3-6. Teams are playing again at 15:00. Saturday.
The race women's basketball team had their way with Ambrose Lions in Calgary Friday, winning 88-65.
Kendell Kuntz had 25 points, Katelyn Rozdeba had 15 and nine strokes and all but one Hat player had a bucket.
Now 6-1 are playing Ambrose 2-5 Saturday again.
Basketball for men
Something knocked on a men's basketball team on Friday.
At Calgary Ambrose University, the Rattlers made 10 points halfway before they found their reach in the 90-79 win.
Jaamel Slack, who broke out with Medicine Hat in the summer, reached 26 points, including four pointers. Jon Sappleton had 18 plus 11 strokes and six assists, with 10 of these points coming in the third quarter.
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