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No. 8 Heat host Calgary for a pair of games

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Heat will host Calgary in women's volleyball. First serve Fri at 6pm & Sat at 5pm.

No. 8 UBC Okanagan (12-8/9-5 CanWest) vs. the Calgary Dinos (13-15/7-7 CanWest)–6 p.m.
Fri Jan. 18 – in the UBC Okanagan campus Gymnasium in Kelowna, BC

UBC Okanagan vs. the Calgary Dinos – 5 p.m.
Sat Jan. 19 – in the UBC Okanagan campus Gymnasium in Kelowna, BC


This Week: Back at home for the second to last time in conference play, UBC Okanagan will host the 7-7 Calgary Dinos on Friday and Saturday nights.

Friday the Heat host the Dinos at 6 p.m. and then the rematch will have first serve set for 5 p.m. Both nights will be played in the gymnasium on UBC’s Okanagan campus.

Tickets: Admission is free for UBC students with Student ID and for children under 12. Adults are $5 and just $3 for youth, seniors and visiting students.

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HEAT (9-5)                          SCHEDULE & RESULTS / ROSTER / STATS
CIS National Ranking: No. 8
CanWest Standings: 5th
Last week: 2-0: Sat win over UR (3-1); Sun win over UR (3-1)
Streak: 2 wins
2011-12 CanWest Record: 6-14 (9th)

2012 CanWest Playoffs: N/A
2012 CIS Tournament: N/A
Last CanWest Title: N/A
Last CIS Title: N/A



Last Week:  The UBC Okanagan women’s volleyball team were not bothered by the cold weather that you find in the middle of January in Regina as the Heat were able to start the second half of their season with two impressive wins over the Cougars this past weekend. Both the Saturday (25-16, 25-18, 15-25, 25-14)and Sunday (25-16, 15-25, 25-21, 25-19) matches were won by the Heat in convincing fashion, needing just four sets both days. With the pair of victories the Heat’s record climbs to 9-5, two games ahead of Manitoba and Calgary for fifth spot and the team moves up one spot, to eighth, in the national rankings.

Looking ahead: Next weekend will be a chance for the Heat to test themselves against the No. 1 UBC Thunderbirds. The last time the UBC Okanagan played the top ranked team in Canada they ended up with a split. The pair of Canada West ranked opponents will take place at War Memorial in Vancouver. Friday night the action will get underway at 6 p.m. and on Saturday the rematch will go at 5 p.m.

This week’s foe: The Dinos are coming off a weekend split with the then No. 2 Alberta Pandas and boast an impressive 4-3 road record. Calgary’s record is .500 and has split three of their seven weekend matchups – Mount Royal, Brandon and Alberta. The Dinos have been swept twice (UBC and Manitoba) and have swept twice (Winnipeg and Saskatchewan) in their other conference games.

Head-to-head: These teams have played or scrimmaged a few times over the years with Calgary winning all but one of those contests. In 2010-11 the Heat did away with the Dinos in straight sets, the other four times the teams played and kept score all ended in Calgary’s favour.

Tale of the Tape:

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Leading Cougars: Middle Courtney Dawson is second in Canada West in hitting percentage with a 0.389 average in just her second year. She's also third on the list in blocks with an average of 1.15 per game.

Fifth-year Sarah Moncks also headlines the top three in digs, with an average of 3.22 a game. The outside hitter is a defensive staple in the Dinos lineup. Setter Jordhynn Guy has also been making an impact. The third-year ranks fourth in of Canada West in assists with a total of 420.

Heat: This team is led by the two senior outside hitters Myrte Schön and Alex Basso, these two players have accounted for 237 of the teams 576 kills, 42% of the team’s offense. If you included second year middle Katy Klomps and her 90 kills that brings the total to 57%. Look for some of UBC Okanagan’s younger talent to step up to help carry the load this weekend.

New offense: Second year outside hitter Brianna Beamish has had trouble staying on the court, she is healthy now and provided some scoring in Regina. On Sunday she finished with 9 points after her 9 kills  and 3 digs performance. First year outside hitter Megan festival has posted games with 12 kills and 9 kills. Second year middle Katie Wuttunee is fourth on the team with 67 kills.

Veterans that may step up: Kendra Wayling and Jill Festival are a pair of fourth year players that can, when asked upon, provide some of the scoring load. Jill has had as many as 8 kills in a single match and Kendra is second on the team in digs and attacks at a rate or .196.


CIS National Ranking: N/A
CanWest Standings: 6th – tied
Last week: 1-1: Fri won over UA (3-1); Sat loss to UA (3-1)
Streak: 1 loss
2011-12 CanWest Record: 11-9 (5th)
2012 CanWest Playoffs: 0-2

2012 CIS Tournament: N/A

Last CanWest Title: 2005
Last CIS Title: 2004
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Key additions: Ali Woolley, Morgan Dale

Key returnees: Lindsey Doland, Sarah Moncks, Brooke Halvorsen

Key departures: Sarah Lacny, Melanie Miazga

CALGARY – After a fifth-place finish in 2011-12, the Dinos are pegged to finish in that position again this year, and with a veteran-laden lineup including four fifth-year starters, they will make a push to return to the CIS championship after a three-year absence.

The quartet of outside hitters Lindsey Doland, Sarah Moncks, and Andrea Price along with libero Brooke Halvorsen provide a steady, veteran presence for second-year head coach Natalie Schwartz, though an injury to Halvorsen will keep her out for the first half of the season.

Stepping into the starting role at the pivotal setter spot is third-year Jordhynn Guy, who understudied with Sarah Lacny for two seasons and steps into the role vacated by Lacny’s graduation. And in the middle, the graduation of Melanie Miazga gives Courtney Dawson an opportunity to shine – and Dawson has been dominant in the pre-season.

Freshman Morgan Dale of White Rock, B.C. takes over at libero with the veteran Halvorsen out, and Schwartz singled out the play of rookie Ali Woolley from Toronto as a positive during non-conference play.

The Dinos open the 2012-13 season with a home-and-home series in the Crowchild Classic as they take on new crosstown rival Mount Royal. It opens Friday, Oct. 26 at home in the Jack Simpson Gym, with the return match Saturday night down the road at MRU.

-          With notes from Lindsey Franco (Calgary Sports Information)

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