It is no coincidence that in the two years that Kaylan Gouldsborough has been a part of the UBC Okanagan women’s volleyball program, the team has gone on to win back to back provincial and national championships. As a middle blocker on both of those teams Gouldsborough has been the backbone to a very strong unit. As a veteran player, she will be counted upon to continue to add dimensions to
her game each and every match.
This weekend the two-time defending national champions opened the season on the road in Abbotsford. Friday night at Columbia Bible College, the Heat took down the Bearcats in three sets with set scores of 25-13, 25-17, 25-14. Gouldsborough played a very strong match finishing with 10 kills. In a quick turnaround for the Heat, Saturday afternoon had them squaring off against the UFV Cascades. The Heat won again in three straight sets 25-20, 25-20, 25-19. Gouldsborough was again effective as she had 8 kills, 1 block and 3 digs for the balanced Heat attack.
Gouldsborough will be leaned on for her leadership role that she is able to provide. Coach Manuel thought that his “3rd year standout middle blocker was all but unstoppable in the middle after their match with CBC on Friday.” The Heat’s next matches are a home stand vs Capilano and Douglas next weekend.