Heat Women's Volleyball Game Times
*LOCATION: *To be played at the gymnasium at UBC Okanagan
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HEAT (8-6, 6-4 Canada West) SCHEDULE | ROSTER | STATS
CIS National Ranking: No. 6
CanWest Standings: T2nd
Last week: 2-0; Fri W (3-0), Sat W (3-0); at Winnipeg
Streak: 2 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: The UBC Okanagan Heat women's volleyball team head into their sixth week of conference play returning home and looking to take advantage of their home court against the Saskatchewan Huskies this weekend. UBC Okanagan hopes to continue on their two game winning streak in Kelowna on Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 5 p.m.
Head to Head: 6-1 The Heat lead Huskies 6-1 in regular and preseason games, with the one loss coming at home in November of 2012.
Team depth: Playing without Canada West All Star Katy Klomps and UBC Okanagan went to Winnipeg and swept away the Wesmen. Erin Drew stepped in for Klomps and played very well. Coach Manuel also rotated his setters playing Emily Oxland Friday and Chandler Proch on Saturday.
UBC Okanagan last weekend: Back to their winning ways the Heat women took care of the Wesmen in Winnipeg shutting out their prairie host in two well-executed matches (25-11, 25-14, 25-23) and (25-19, 25-14, 25-21).
UBC Okanagan win in sets: In ten league games the Heat are now 6-4 and five of those games went the distance.
3 set matches: 3-0; 4 set matches: 1-1; 5 set matches 2-3.
Huskies last weekend: The Saskatchewan Huskies were defeated 2-0 against the 9th ranked Calgary Dino’s; a team the Heat ladies have consistently beaten throughout the last two seasons.
Huskies top players: Kayla Tycholiz: 59 digs, .282, Emmalyn Copping: 80 kills, 64 digs, .110; Emily Hubert: 62 kills, .265
Heat top players: Brianna Beamish: 112 kills, 67 digs, .175; Katy Klomps: 44 kills, .330; Megan Festival: 102 kills, 106 digs, .146
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (3-6, 3-5 Canada West) SCHEDULE | ROSTER | STATS
CIS National Ranking: N/A
CanWest Standings: T10th
Last week: 0-2; Fri L (3-0); Sat L (3-0); vs Calgary
Streak: 2 losses
2013-14 conference record: 9-13
2014 CW playoffs: N/A
2014 CIS tournament: N/A
Last CW title: 1992
Last CIS title: 1981
preseason preview courtesy of Canadawest.org
Key additions: Ruby Stefan, Taylor Annala, Sabrina Balisky
Key returnees: Kayla Tycholiz, Jina Barker, Anne Hanbidge, Emily Humbert
Key departures: Candace Hueser
SASKATOON – Returning five starters from last season, the University of Saskatchewan Huskie women's volleyball team looks to compete for a playoff spot in the 2014-15 Canada West season.
Surprising the Canada West conference with its 9-13 record in 2013-14, the Huskies tripled their number in the win column from one season prior. Highlights included sweeping the Alberta Pandas and upsetting the then-ranked No. 2 Brandon Bobcats.
With the departure of outside hitter Candace Hueser to graduation, middle blockers Kayla Tycholiz and Emily Humbert will be looked at to lead the team offensively. Fourth-year Tycholiz finished second on the team in 2013-14 with 198 kills and first with 80 blocks. She also added 17 service aces and started in all 22 matches last year. Co-captain Humbert, while in her second CIS season, recorded an impressive 144 kills, 17 service aces and 60 blocks.
Fourth-year player and returning starting setter Jina Barker, as well as third-year starter at leftside and co-captain Anne Hanbidge, will also be counted on to add to the team's skill and competitiveness. In 2013-14, Barker recorded 701 assists with 37 blocks. Hanbidge appeared in all 22 matches leading the team with 167 digs while recording 123 kills and 20 service aces.
Joining the team for 2014-15 is a trio of high school recruits Taylor Annala, Ruby Stefan and Sabrina Balisky. The three outside hitters had success with club and high school teams including winning city and provincial championships.
"The Canada West season is upon us earlier this season and we are working hard to prepare for the most difficult conference in all CIS sports," said head coach Jason Grieve. "We've seen an increase in experience, skill and confidence during the offseason that should translate well for our style of play."