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Rattlers set for rare Thursday matchup

By Ryan McCracken on November 8, 2018.

Medicine Hat News

It’s rivalry night at the Snake Pit.

The Medicine Hat Rattlers volleyball teams will hit the court tonight at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. to host their Highway 3 rival Lethbridge Kodiaks for a rare Thursday night meeting.

Medicine Hat’s women’s squad (3-3) will be looking to shake off a two-game slide and get back above the .500 mark when they kick things off at 6 p.m.

The Kodiaks are in a similar situation, looking to snap a seven-game slide and pick up their first win since the season opener, but they’ll be in tough against a potent Rattler offence.

Outside hitters Amber Stigter and Brooke Christie have been leading Medicine Hat’s attack with 2.76 and 2.10 kills per set, respectively, while setter Jennifer Saj has been setting things up with 6.86 assists per set. Veteran libero Shaya Suchy leads the defence with 3.62 digs per set.

Laura Serafini and Carley Doneff have been sharing the load for Lethbridge with 1.66 and 1.65 kills per set, respectively, while Andie Curran leads the defence with 3.53 digs per set.

The late game will feature a prime opportunity for the 5-1 men’s squad to climb theAlberta Colleges Athletics Conference standings by putting an end to Lethbridge’s perfect 8-0 start to the season.

The Rattlers have been bolstered offensively by outside hitter KeAndre Evans’s 2.39 kills per set, while Austyn Ducharme has been driving the defence with 2.32 digs per set.

Carter Hansen has been powering the Kodiaks with 4.46 kills per set —good enough for second in the league — and Matt Primrose leads the defence with 2.24 digs per set.

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