Women’s volleyball teams, NC Knights, hit the court for national championship

The paths of eight college-level women’s volleyball teams from across Canada have converged at the Athletic Centre at Niagara College’s Welland Campus as they gear up for the 41st annual Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s National Volleyball Championship.

The games begin on Thursday, March 7/2019, at 1 p.m., following the Sport Symposium, as the King’s University Eagles hit the court again the Mount Saint Vincent University Mystics in NC’s Athletic Centre.

“All the teams have arrived in Welland and are taking full advantage of their court time to practice,” said Michele O’Keefe, NC’s associate director, Athletics and Recreation. “The energy is sky-high and we’re excited and honored to host so many talented Canadian athletes at Niagara College.”

The NC Knights are among the competitors vying for gold, and this time on home turf. Coming off a silver-medal win at the OCAA’s, the Knights can certainly feel worthy to face off against their opponents.

The Knights will take on the Victoria Island University Mariners on March 7 at 6 p.m. With the Mariners holding the title of 2018 CCAA championship winners, it is sure to be a high-energy game.

Community members are invited to come out to experience the games wearing their best NC gear or blue and white attire to support the home team and help fill the stands. The games are free for NC students, $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Children under 12 are free and all are welcome.

The theme of Friday’s games will be in support of International Women’s Day.

The final matches of this year’s championship begin on Saturday, March 9 at 6 p.m. (bronze medal) and 8 p.m. (gold medal), followed by closing ceremonies at 10 p.m.

For the full game schedule, visit: http://www.ccaa.ca/sports/wvball/2018-19/releases/2019_wvb_round_1



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