The RDC Kings were hoping for a Cinderella ending, but the Fanshawe Falcons instead made sure the clock struck midnight.
Fanshawe was dominant Saturday night in a four-set win over the Kings in the gold medal match at the CCAA Men's Volleyball Championship at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.
The Falcons came out flying and took the match by scores of 25-12, 25-13, 22-25 and 25-23.
"They played tremendous volleyball right from the jump," Kings head coach Aaron Schulha said of Fanshawe. "They seemed much more loose, for some reason, and we seemed more like a deer in the headlights the first couple sets.
"The biggest difference was their best players were their best players and, quite simply, ours were not. The guys that have been carrying us all year weren't at the level which we're used to seeing, which is unfortunate."
While his they didn't turn in their best performance in front of a racous, soldout home crown, Schulha says they were still thanful for the change to finally play for a national title on home court.
"The storybook ending would have been different. But to have the fans in our corner, to pack the place and show what volleyball means to central Alberta I think is important.
The VIU Mariners defeated the ACAC Champion Keyano Huskies to win bronze.
CCAA Championship Second Team All-stars
Alexis Tournier (l’Outaouais)
Nicolas Fortin (Limoilou)
Kelly Woods (Keyano College)
Braydon Brouwer (VIU)
Adam Turlejski (RDC)
James Jackson (Fanshawe)
CCAA Championship First Team All-stars
Justin Delorme (Keyano College)
Keal Prince (VIU)
Regan Fathers (RDC)
Mark DeWit (RDC)
David Gundrum (Fanshawe)
Zach Albert (Fanshawe)
CCAA Championship Most Valuable Player
Sebastian Lethbridge (Fanshawe)
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