2019 WVB: First round matchups

The King’s Eagles (A1) vs.
MSVU Mystics (A4)

Thursday, March 7
MATCH 1: 1 p.m. ET

The King’s Eagles captured the ACAC Championship title with a three-set victory over the Briercrest Clippers. Guided by ACAC Coach of the Year Grace Scott, the Eagles finished atop the ACAC North Division with a 22-2 record. They’ll face the ACAA champion MSVU Mystics. MSVU swept the Holland Hurricanes in the conference championship final to earn their spot at CCAA Nationals. The Mystics, led by ACAA Player of the Year Madison Urquhart, were a perfect 21-0 in the regular season. 

Douglas Royals (A2)
vs. Fanshawe Falcons (A3)

Thursday, March 7
MATCH 2: 3 p.m. ET

The Douglas Royals, silver medalists at CCAA Nationals last year, are the PACWEST’s Wildcard entry. The Royals fell, in straight sets, to the VIU Mariners in the conference championship final. Led by third-year outside hitter Vania Silva dos Santos de Oliveira, Douglas finished second in the competitive PACWEST with an 18-6 record. They’ll face the Fanshawe Falcons, who captured their first OCAA Championship crown in 47 years. Fanshawe defeated the Niagara Knights in the OCAA final. The Falcons, led by OCAA Player of the Year Janelle Albert, finished atop the OCAA West Division standings with a perfect 21-0 record.

VIU Mariners (B1)
vs. Niagara Knights (B4)

Thursday, March 7
MATCH 3: 6 p.m. ET

Led by PACWEST Player of the Year Karoline Tormena, the VIU Mariners cruised to a 23-1 record and first-overall finish in British Columbia. The Mariners defeated the Douglas Royals in the PACWEST Championship final. VIU will look to defend its CCAA National Championship crown, and their defence will start with the host Niagara Knights. Niagara, 12-9 during the regular season, handed the Durham Lords their first loss of the year in the OCAA semi-finals before settling for silver after a three-set loss to the Fanshawe Falcons.

Cavaliers de Bois-de-Boulogne (B2)
vs. Briercrest Clippers (B3)

Thursday, March 7
MATCH 4: 8 p.m. ET

The Cavaliers de Bois-de-Boulogne will represent Quebec at CCAA Nationals after defeating the Élans de Garneau in RSEQ Championship final. The Cavaliers, led by RSEQ Player of the Year Victoria Iannotti, finished atop the RSEQ standings with a 13-5 record. They’ll face the Briercrest Clippers, the ACAC’s Wildcard entry. The Clippers fell to The King’s Eagles in the ACAC Championship final. Briercrest, led by fourth-year setter Ashley Erickson, finished atop the ACAC South Division standings with an impressive 20-4 record.