Heat Women's Volleyball Game Times
Friday, October 31st, 2014
6 PM | UBC Thunderbirds vs. #3 UBC Okanagan Heat | VIDEO
Saturday, November 1st, 2014
5 PM | UBC Thunderbirds vs. #3 UBC Okanagan Heat | VIDEO
LOCATION: *To be played at War Memorial Gymnasium, UBC, Vancouver, BC
TICKETS: Thunderbirds ticket info
|No. 3 UBC OKANAGAN HEAT||UBC THUNDERBIRDS|
HEAT (6-4, 4-2 Canada West) SCHEDULE | ROSTER | STATS
CIS National Ranking: No. 3
CanWest Standings: 3rd
Last week: 2-0; Fri W (3-1), Sat W (3-0); vs MAN
Streak: 3 Wins
2013-14 CanWest Record: 12-10 (7th)
2014 CanWest Playoffs: 2-2 - 4th
2014 CIS Tournament: N/A
Last CanWest Title: N/A
Last CIS Title: N/A
This weekend: for the UBC Okanagan Heat women’s volleyball won't have it any easier than the previous weeks with the UBC dynasty on tap for the fourth week of conference play. The Thunderbirds were the 2014 Canada West Champions and have won six of the last seven national championships and will be waiting for the Heat at War Memorial. Games are Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 5 p.m. (Oct 31 – Nov 1).
National rise: The UBC Okanagan Heat have climbed from 5th, to 4th and now sit as the 3rd ranked team in Canada after sweeping the defending national champion Manitoba Bison’s this past weekend.
Head to Head: 0-6 in league | 0-1 in post-season: In 2014 the Thunderbirds defeated the Heat all three matches, 2 in the regular season in Kelowna and once in the Canada West semi-final in Vancouver.
Offensive as a team: the Heat currently are second in kills (314), and second in points (415.5) in the conference.
Defense as a team: First in Canada West in digs (389), and second in blocks (60).
Canada West star: Katy Klomps was named Canada West 2nd star of the week for her two game dominant performance over Manitoba this past weekend.
UBC Thunderbirds last weekend: The Thunderbirds lost their first game on Friday against Thompson Rivers Wolf Pack in a close five set match, carrying on to defeat the ‘Pack in a three set sweep (25-17, 25-15, 25-15) on Saturday.
T’Bird to watch: Fourth year left side Alison Coulter was instrumental in propelling UBC to a win in Kamloops, last weekend she led the team in points both nights with 14 and 15 on Friday and Saturday respectively.
Heat team leaders: #10 Katy Klomps: 38 kills, .326, 33 blocks; #7 Brianna Beamish: 73 kills, 47 digs; #6 Megan Festival: 77 kills, .147, 82 digs
Thunderbirds team leaders: #3 Rosie Schlagintweit: 64 kills, .231, 42 digs; #5 Alissa Coulter: 59 kills, 11 service aces, 41 digs; #12 Danielle Brisebois: 42 kills, .260, 32 digs
UBC THUNDERBIRDS (6-7, 3-3 Canada West) SCHEDULE | ROSTER | STATS
CIS National Ranking: N/A
CanWest Standings: 7th
Last week: 1-1; Fri L (3-2), Sat W (3-0); at TRU
Streak: 1 win
2013-14 conference record: 18-4
2014 CW playoffs: 1st
2014 CIS tournament: 2nd
Last CW title: 2014
Last CIS title: 2013
preseason preview courtesy of Canadawest.org
Key additions: Ciara Hanly, Samantha Patko, Victoria Behie, Kelsey Clarke
Key returnees: Lisa Barclay, Rosie Schlagintweit, Abbey Keeping
Key departures: Briana Liau Kent, Kirsty Setterlund, Mariah Bruinsma, Kristine Johnson
VANCOUVER – The UBC Thunderbirds had their streak of six straight CIS national titles snapped last season as they lost in the championship final, falling short of setting a new record for most consecutive national banners.
Four players, Briana Liau Kent, Kirsty Setterlund, Mariah Bruinsma and Kristine Johnson, have moved on from the squad but a solid core of veterans returns to lead UBC in 2014-15, including left side Lisa Barclay, right side Rosie Schlagintweit and middle Abbey Keeping.
Barclay is the reigning Canada West Female Athlete of the Year across all sports and the league's nominee for the BLG Awards. She was also last year's Canada West and CIS MVP and led the league in points and kills per set.
She and Schlagintweit combined for more than six kills per set for UBC during the 2013-14.
Alissa Coulter, Danielle Brisebois and Laura MacTaggart, who was injured last season, are the team's other outside hitters.
Juliana Kaufmanis will move to the middle to play alongside Keeping. Other middle players include improving second-year T-Birds Emily Cicon and Nicola Laniuk and rookie Ciara Hanly.
With Setterlund's graduation, Alessandra Gentile takes over as the team's starting setter; she'll be supported by transfer Kelsey Clarke.
Katie Crawford will start at libero, while Cara Rosehill and new recruit Samantha Patko round out the players at the position.